Beginning Urdu: A Complete Course by Joshua H. Pien

By Joshua H. Pien

Beginning Urdu is a whole first-year textbook designed to assist beginners collect the language by means of actively utilizing it in sensible occasions. The ebook and its accompanying audio documents on CD include all that's had to whole one complete yr of research, together with transparent causes of language constructions; beneficial, enjoyable, and fascinating actions; and an organizational layout that makes it effortless to chart scholar growth.

Develops all 4 skills―listening, conversing, interpreting, writing―through quite a lot of projects and actions, together with position performs, video games, and brief conversations

fantastically illustrated with full-color, actual pictures and written in an obtainable style

Introduces the sound method and script of Urdu

prepared round useful topics akin to domestic and family members, way of life, undefined, own obligations, and travel

beneficial properties ordinary grammatical motives and topically prepared vocabulary lists for every of the 34 chapters

Integrates cultural details in the thematic devices and likewise provides tradition via aphorisms, poetry, and photographs

offers an job set for every unit in addition to overview actions, together with assistance for expanding fluency and units of inquiries to support customize learning

includes Urdu–English and English–Urdu glossaries

comprises 3 appendices―Urdu numbers, extra grammatical constructions for relocating to complicated degrees of skillability, and a instructed syllabus

Beginning Urdu covers nearly a hundred and fifty touch hours and is designed to deliver inexperienced persons to the ACTFL skillability point of mid- to high-intermediate in all 4 talents. The publication additionally serves as a useful source for autonomous beginners.

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In my version above, I use Ciceronian Latin as the benchmark. Sexstus might also be deemed a ‘standard’ Latin spelling, at least in some contexts, see Adams 1995: 90–91 for a discussion of its ‘formal’ or ‘archaizing’ status at Vindolanda. For further details of the revisions and expansions, see Mullen forthcoming. 18 alex mullen or dominant language of texts, language B to the secondary. Language A and L1 (speaker’s first language) and language B and L2 (speaker’s second language) are not necessarily the same.

For bilinguals, choice of language can be significant for presentations of identity and intergroup or interpersonal relations. Occasionally the choice of language may be due to idiomatic or lexical gaps in the 75 76 See Clyne 2003: 20–69. See also Myers-Scotton 2006: 45–66, who notes that cities, border areas and trading centres are particularly multilingual. Fishman 1964. 77 Fishman (1965) defined as domains the abstract mixtures of statuses, role relationships, settings and topics which provoke similar language choices (see Clackson pp.

99 Papaconstantinou 2010. Ruiz Darasse and Lujan 2011. 30 alex mullen One key aim of the current volume is to demonstrate how interdisciplinary approaches are undertaken and to consider the scope for future elaboration. The contributors range from ‘card-carrying’ interdisciplinarians to those with interdisciplinary tendencies. By drawing together this set of specialists we represent a series of possible approaches and the breadth of the field. In these chapters linguistics integrates with anthropology, art history, history, literary studies and archaeology.

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