Intensive Bulgarian

Author: Ronelle Alexander
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299167445
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is the first comprehensive textbook teaching English-speakers to read, write, and speak contemporary Bulgarian. The text is designed to be adaptable for students of varying skill levels and can be taught at a gradual or intensive pace. It is also a much-needed reference grammar of Bulgarian, incorporating the latest research and theories on Bulgarian grammar in accessible layman’s language. Volume 1 introduces the basic elements of Bulgarian grammar and contains Lessons 1–15, a Bulgarian-English glossary, an English-Bulgarian glossary for beginners, and an appendix of verbal forms. Like many popular language textbooks, the dialogues in Intensive Bulgarian form a continuing dramatic narrative that gradually introduces students to both language and culture. Throughout the text, Bulgarian constructions and phrases are compared with English ones to clarify grammar and idioms. Lessons include: o dialogues and sample sentences o exercises and translation sentences o basic and supplemental grammar sections o reading selections o a glossary for the lesson o cultural notes. Together, Volumes 1 and 2 of Intensive Bulgarian provide all the materials necessary for teachers and students to learn lively, modern colloquial Bulgarian, to become familiar with Bulgarian cultural life, and to thoroughly understand Bulgarian grammar. Slavic scholars will also find in Volume 2 both a thorough presentation of the Bulgarian verb system, as traditionally conceived, and a new analysis of this system.

Bosnian Croatian Serbian a Grammar

Author: Ronelle Alexander
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299211932
Release Date: 2006-08-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Grammar analyzes and clarifies the complex, dynamic language situation in the former Yugoslavia. Addressing squarely the issues connected with the splintering of Serbo-Croatian into component languages, this volume provides teachers and learners with practical solutions and highlights the differences among the languages as well as the communicative core that they all share. The first book to cover all three components of the post-Yugoslav linguistic environment, this reference manual features: · Thorough presentation of the grammar common to Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian, with explication of all the major differences · Examples from a broad range of spoken language and literature · New approaches to accent and clitic ordering, two of the most difficult points in BCS grammar · Order of grammar presentation in chapters 1–16 keyed to corresponding lessons in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Textbook · "Sociolinguistic commentary" explicating the cultural and political context within which Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian function and have been defined · Separate indexes of the grammar and sociolinguistic commentary, and of all words discussed in both

Book2 English French for Beginners

Author: Johannes Schumann
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1440433054
Release Date: 2008-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

book2is available in many languagesis ideal for beginnershas 100 short and easy chapterscorresponds to the European levels A1 and A2requires no prior knowledge of grammarcovers the basic vocabularyuses simple structures to help you learn a languagehelps you to speak complete sentences immediatelyapplies the latest memory researchAll downloads can be accessed at www.book2.de.The audio files are available free of charge at www.book2.de.Tip for learners: Do only one new chapter per day!Regularly repeat chapters you have already learned.

Grammar Matters

Author: Zhana Zagorova
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 150016481X
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study

HOW THE BOOK IS ORGANIZED Grammar Matters is a self-study reference book that consists of 44 topical units and five appendixes. Each unit includes charts, explanation of grammar topics, examples based on the contemporary Bulgarian translated into English. The appendixes include: Verb list by group of conjugation in past simple tense, Reflexive and non-reflexive verb pairs, Word building, List of corresponding verbs in Bulgarian and English, Verb conjugator – Imperfective and Perfective forms. WHO CAN USE THE BOOK Grammar Matters is a reference book for intermediate students of Bulgarian who speak English. Teachers of Bulgarian will also find this book useful as additional course material.LEVEL Grammar Matters is intended mainly for intermediate students who are familiar with the basic rules of Bulgarian grammar. The book can be used by beginner students working with a tutor who can assist them with identifying the materials appropriate for their level. Advanced learners who still make grammatical mistakes and need to organize their grammar skills will also find some of the topics helpful. WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK UNIQUE The Reference Book can be used by learners without specialized linguistic background and with different levels of language competence as it presents Bulgarian grammar in a systematic way through clear and comprehensive rules and has a focus on the colloquial Bulgarian.THANKS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSWe would like to thank all Bulgaria Peace Corps Volunteers as well as their language teachers and tutors who have used some of the materials incorporated in this reference book and provided us with feedback and suggestions for improvements. We are expressing our special thanks to Milena Mileva-Feno and Barry Feno – our editors and English translators – for their invaluable insights and constant support and encouragement, and to Daniela Adamova – our consultant – for her comments and assistance with shaping the book in its early stages.

Colloquial Bulgarian

Author: Kjetil Ra Hauge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317306757
Release Date: 2015-08-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Colloquial Bulgarian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Bulgarian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Bulgarian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Bulgarian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Bulgaria An overview of the sounds and alphabet of Bulgarian Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Bulgarian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Bulgarian. 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.

Intensive Basic Latin

Author: Jean-François Mondon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317579403
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intensive Basic Latin: A Grammar and Workbook comprises a dynamic reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. The book presents forty individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Latin. Grammar points are followed by contextualised examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. There is a particular emphasis throughout on familiarising students with real, unadulterated Latin and the task of teasing information from the Latin via translations. To this end, there are matching exercises with unedited Latin excerpts and rough English translations in the chapters, encouraging students to take a hands-on approach in their learning. In addition to this, a short reading relating to the adventures of Hercules is presented at the end of almost every chapter; these readings, which become progressively more complex, give the course a strong sense of narrative cohesion and interest and provide students with opportunities to develop their comprehension and translation skills. Key features include: Clear, accessible format and jargon-free explanations of grammar Many useful language examples Abundant and varied exercises with full answer key Controlled usage of vocabulary throughout, allowing students to concentrate on building up their grammatical knowledge Review chapters at intervals throughout the text, providing exercises specially designed to consolidate knowledge of language points covered Useful English-Latin and Latin-English glossaries at the back of the book Written by an experienced instructor, Intensive Basic Latin: A Grammar and Workbook is an ideal resource for beginning students of Latin. It can be used as a textbook, grammar reference and practice resource and is suitable both for class use and independent study.

Basic Italian

Author: Stella Peyronnel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134277797
Release Date: 2005-11-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations. Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian. Features include: * contemporary examples in both Italian and English * grammar tables for easy reference * full exercise answer key * glossary of grammatical terms. Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.

Grammar of the Church Slavonic Language

Author: Alypy Gamanovich
Publisher: Holy Trinity Monastery
ISBN: UVA:X004690230
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The Church Slavonic (Slavic) language was devised in the ninth century. Based on Old Bulgarian, it was created by the Greek missionary brothers Cyril and Methodius. As the first written Slavic language it has become the mother of all modern Slavic languages and continues in daily use in the services of the Slavic Orthodox Churches. (Russian, Bulgarian, Polish etc.) This is a comprehensive grammar of the Church Slavonic language, covering etymology, parts of speech, and syntax. This English edition was translated from the Russian and includes an explanation of grammatical points that would be taken for granted by a native Russian speaker. Long used as a seminary textbook both in North America and Russia, Archbishop Alypy's work is an absolutely unique publication in English and is essential for anyone desiring to study Church Slavonic, from beginning learner to advanced scholar. Texts for practice are largely drawn from the Gospels. This is both a unique and authoritative work.

Modern Dutch Grammar

Author: Jenneke Oosterhoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317589112
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Modern Dutch Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Dutch, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part I covers traditional grammatical categories such as nouns and verbs. Part II is carefully organized around language functions and contexts such as: Giving and seeking information Describing processes and results Expressing attitudes, mental states and emotions Registers and style Formal and informal communication, e.g. youth talk Main features of the Grammar include: Clear, succinct and jargon-free explanations Extensive cross-referencing between the different sections Emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Dutch This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Dutch at all levels, from elementary to advanced; no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and it provides indices of grammatical terms and functions. This Grammar is complemented by a companion website featuring related exercises and activities to reinforce learning.

Bosnian Croatian Serbian a Textbook

Author: Ronelle Alexander
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 9780299236540
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

"Three official languages have emerged: Croatian in Croatia, Serbian in Serbia, and both these languages plus Bosnian in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Textbook introduces the student to all three. Dialogues and exercises appear in each language, presented side by side for easy comparison; in addition, Serbian is rendered in both its Latin and its Cyrillic spellings. Teachers may choose a single language to use in the classroom, or they may want to familiarize students with all three"--Book jacket.

Swedish A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Philip Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134119981
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Winner of the Swedish National Language Council’s Erik Wellander Prize, 2003 Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is an award-winning complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar. Systematic and accessible, the volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Swedish grammar, presenting the complexities of Swedish in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon, and an extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Now in its third edition, the text has been comprehensively updated to conform to new standards set in the description of language and to reflect the recommendations of the Language Council of Sweden. It offers an improved layout, completely revised index and more user-friendly paragraph structure. Continuing the tradition of previous editions, the emphasis remains fixed on Swedish in everyday communication, drawing on modern corpus material, the internet and the media to provide high frequency words and expressions. Examples have been modernised throughout and new content takes account of recent trends resulting from the increasing democratisation of written Swedish. Features include: detailed treatment of grammatical structures and parts of speech a wealth of examples from present-day Swedish particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty for learners Swedish/English contrasts highlighted throughout the book chapters on word formation, orthography and punctuation. Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is the most thorough and detailed Swedish grammar available in English and is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Swedish, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Basic Russian

Author: John Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136764721
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Designed for students with a basic knowledge of Russian, this book provides an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. Across more than forty grammar topics it introduces the student to Russian people and culture through the medium of the language used today, covering the core material which the student would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Russian. Complete with a full key to exercises and glossary, Basic Russian is a user-friendly reference grammar suitable for both independent study and class use.

Complete Bulgarian Beginner to Intermediate Course

Author: Michael Holman
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1444106929
Release Date: 2010-06-25
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Are you looking for a complete course in Bulgarian which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Bulgarian will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author?s many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you?ve learnt and how to use it. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years. The course is available as a book (9781444106008), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444106923) and as a double CD (9781444107029).

Modern Italian Grammar

Author: Anna Proudfoot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136195457
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this text includes clearer explanations, as well as a greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Italian. Divided into two sections, the book covers: traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives language functions and notions such as giving and seeking information, describing processes and results, and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Italian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is needed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

A Reading Course in Homeric Greek

Author: Raymond V. Schoder
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585107049
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A Reading Course in Homeric Greek, Book One, Third Edition is a revised edition of the well respected text by Frs. Schoder and Horrigan. This text provides an introduction to Ancient Greek language as found in the Greek of Homer. Covering 120 lessons, readings from Homer begin after the first 10 lessons in the book. Honor work, appendices, and vocabularies are included, along with review exercises for each chapter with answers.