Collection Descriptive Notes:
This course is based on the textbook. Introduction to Bengali, Part 1. Dimock introduces each lesson and reads the English parts of the text while various native speakers supply the Bengali. (The Kolkata [Calcutta] dialect is used here.) The tapes cover the Phonology and Lessons I-XXII.
Collection Technical Notes:
The master tapes are back-ups of the studio recordings made c. 1964 at the Language Laboratory of The University of Chicago. The back-ups were made simultaneously with the DATs (c. 1995).(The original recordings were subsequently discarded.) There is now a set of MP3s made by Emily Ehrmantraut 6/26/14.