Basic Communicative Functions — Khmer

Basic communicative functions
The materials here are based on a set of illustrations covering basic communicative functions, inspired by a list published by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota. They are designed with mainland South-East Asia in mind but should work for many more languages.

Supporting materials
For each topic, there's a two-page worksheet with written sample dialogues, cultural notes and key vocabulary written by Ms. Aing Heak from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

See also the experimental corpus for this project, currently containing about half of the published worksheets. I'm working on getting all worksheets into the corpus and am planning to add the SEA Illustrations project later as well.

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Topic Download
Answering the phone
Apologizing
Asking for help 1
Asking for help 2
Asking for repetition
Asking "What is he/she doing?"
Asking "What is this?"
Explaining how something works
Expressing concern for other people's welfare
Expressing disappointment at another's misfortune
Expressing dislikes 1
Expressing dislikes 2A
Expressing dislikes 2B
Expressing joy at someone's success
Expressing likes 1
Expressing likes 2
Expressing pain
Expressing thanks 1
Expressing thanks 2
Forbidding someone to do something
Getting someone's attention
Greetings and leave takings 1
Greetings and leave takings 2
Indicating agreement
Introducing oneself to others
Introducing someone else to others
Inviting someone to eat together
Making suggestions in which the speaker is included
Offering food or drink and accepting such an offer
Offering food or drink and declining such an offer
Offering help
Requesting and granting permission 1
Requesting and granting permission 2
Saying "A moment, please!"
Saying "I don't know"
Saying "I don't understand"
Talking about the taste of food 1
Talking about the taste of food 2