Bengali

Author: Hanne-Ruth Thompson
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027238197
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bangla (Bengali), an Eastern Indo-Aryan Language, is the national language of Bangladesh with 150 million speakers and the state language of Paschim Banga (West Bengal) in India with 90 million speakers. There are sizeable communities of Bengalis scattered all over the world. Altogether, the number of native speakers make Bangla the fifth or sixth largest language in the world. Like Hindi and other South Asian languages, Bangla has subject-object-verb word order, postpositions, causative and compound verbs. Unlike Hindi it has no gender. This volume presents a systematic overview of the language, from the sound system to parts of speech, syntactic categories to reduplicative features and some short text passages. The book is written in transliteration throughout to provide ease and convenience to non-Bengali as well as to Bengali linguists and students. In order to connect linguistic analysis with the living language, the book is furnished with plenty of real language examples, demonstrating the spirit, grace and wit of the Bangla language.

Korean A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Jaehoon Yeon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113684029X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Turkish

Author: Aslı Göksel
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 041521761X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete reference guide to modern Turkish grammar, this work presents a full and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use.

Colloquial Bengali

Author: Mithun B. Nasrin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317306139
Format: PDF
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Colloquial Bengali provides a step-by-step course in Bengali as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Bengali in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Bengali will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Bengali. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Dutch A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Bruce Donaldson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317217993
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference to modern Dutch grammar. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding, and offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, while providing clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Dutch as used by present-day native-speakers. An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Concentrating on the real patterns of use in Dutch through accessible descriptions of the language, Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner of Dutch.

Cantonese A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Stephen Matthews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136853502
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of level, in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Moreover, it will provide a lasting and reliable resource for all fluent speakers of the language. The book is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Cantonese grammar. Arranged by both syntactic categories and language functions, the Grammar provides an in-depth treatment of structures and pays special attention to idiom and speech registers. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs and generous use of headings and cross-references provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Features include: Comprehensive pronunciation section Full use of examples from films, advertising and authentic conversations Cantonese-English parallels highlighted throughout the book All examples given in characters as well as pinyin

Introduction to Bengali

Author: Edward C. Dimock
Publisher: Manohar Publishers
ISBN: 9788173041907
Format: PDF
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The Book Seeks To Present A Basic Course In Spoken Bengali. The Emphasis In The Book Is Upon Speaking And Understanding The Language Without Neglecting Its Structure. In Fact The Approach Is A Compromise Between Purely Structural And Purely Cultural Orientation. The Course Is Divided Into Seventeen Lessons.

Norwegian A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Philip Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351059815
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, and for students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the complexities of Norwegian in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Norwegian as used by present-day native speakers. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Greek A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language

Author: David Holton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136626409
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language has become firmly established as the leading reference guide to modern Greek grammar. With its detailed treatment of all grammatical structures, its analysis of the complexities of the language and its particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty, it is the first truly comprehensive grammar of the language to be produced. It provides a study of the real patterns of use in contemporary Greek This second edition continues to focus on the Greek spoken and written by native speakers today. Taking account of recent changes to the Greek language, this new edition features: Significantly expanded material on many areas, including syntax and phonology A new chapter on derivational morphology and other word formation processes including compounding and acronym formation Examples drawn from everyday spoken usage as well as official, journalistic and online discourse, such as newspapers, blogs and discussion groups A significantly expanded index of English terms and Greek words and a revised glossary of terms The Grammar will be an essential reference source for the adult learner and user of Greek. It is ideal for independent study and for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes, up to an advanced level.