Tajiki Reference Grammar for Beginners

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172 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781589012691 (1589012690)

May 2009
LC: 2008052593


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Chapter 1

Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), Indiana University

Tajiki Reference Grammar for Beginners
Nasrullo Khojayori and Mikael Thompson

Tajiki Reference Grammar for Beginners features straightforward explanations of Tajiki grammar and pronunciation along with examples of the concepts.

This handy reference grammar is designed for beginning-level language students and—although keyed to both volumes of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook and a natural resource for students using those textbooks—it is also useful to scholars and students of Central Asian languages and linguistics who wish to learn more about Tajiki.

Nasrullo Khojayori is a software developer at Transparent Language, Inc. He received his PhD in 2000 from the Institute of Tajik Language and Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. He has taught Tajiki and Persian and has served as lead developer of Tajiki language materials at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University.

Mikael Thompson is a graduate student in historical linguistics and phonetics at Indiana University. He is a specialist in Mongolian and the author of studies on Mongolian and on Inner Asian writing systems.

Table of Contents

1. Orthography and Phonology

2. Nominals and Prepositions

3. Verbs

4. Adverbs and Particles

5. Compound and Complex Sentences