Swahili Basic Course. by Edited by E. W. Stevick; J. G. Mlela; F. A. Njenga; Availablle Full Text at: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001009827
Call Number: Olin Library Level A Stacks PL8702 .U54. Available Full Text at: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001009827
Publication Date: 1963
Published: Washington : Dept. of State for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 1963.
Description: xxvi, 560 p. ; 27 cm.
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Swahili language -- Bestbooks for foreign speakers -- English; Swahili language -- Grammar.
This text is a part of the Foreign Service Institute's program in the preparation of teaching materials for certain of the most important languages of Sub-Saharan Africa. It has been produced under an agreement with the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, under the National Defense Education Act. The course is intended for general use by speakers of English of many occupational backgrounds who are living or expect to live in the areas were Swahili is used.
The Swahili sentences in this course were provided by E. J. Kazi and Johannes G. Mlela of Tanganyika, and by Frederick A. Njenga of Kenya. The linguist in charge was Earl W. Stevick, Coordinator of the Special African Language Program. Anicet Nkwabi and Daudi Ballali of Tanganyika, and John Ngumbi of Kenya assisted in the teaching and checked the original version of the manuscript. The original was also sent for verification to United States Foreign Service posts in Swahili-speaking areas, and Unit 1 - 80 were kindly checked by a representative of the East African Swahili Committee.
Suggestions from all the above mentioned sources have been used in the preparation of the present edition. Where there appeared to be clear disagreement among two or more critics of the original draft, the alternative wordings have usually been indicated in the text. The Foreign Service Institute, while gratefully acknowledging the generous help of the many readers of the earlier version, takes full responsibility for the present edition.
The recordings which accompany the text were made in the Foreign Service Institute Language Laboratory, under the supervision of Gabriel Cordova.
Howard E. Sollenberger, Dean
School of Language and Area Studies
Foreign Service Institute
Department of State