Georgian: A Learner's Grammar

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Routledge, Jun 21, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 496 pages

This second edition of Georgian: A Learner's Grammar is a completely revised and updated guide to the fascinating and most widely spoken language of the Caucasus.

Presenting the language in the form of dialogues and reading passages, full attention is given to script reproduction and recognition, pronunciation, lexis and individual points of grammar.

Key features include:

* highlighting of verbal roots throughout
* new and varied exercises for practice of verb forms
* use of the new Georgian currency
* examples of Georgian literature, both poetry and prose, and each with its own self-contained vocabulary * a reference section providing an answer key, a Georgian-English glossary and an index of grammatical terms.

With a varied and extensive range of exercise work, this new edition provides a comprehensive and carefully graded grammar of Georgian that has been successful over a number of years of use in the classroom.

 

Contents

Introduction
1
Handwritten examples
9
Lesson 1
13
Lesson 2
24
Lesson 3
37
Lesson 4
48
Lesson 5
61
Lesson 6
75
Lesson 13
205
Lesson 14
229
Lesson 15
249
Lesson 16
269
Lesson 17
289
Lesson 18
318
Lesson 19
342
Lesson 20
365

Lesson 7
87
Lesson 8
100
Lesson 9
122
Lesson 10
136
Lesson 11
160
Lesson 12
185
A glossary of grammatical terms
392
Key to the exercises
398
GeorgianEnglish vocabulary
421
Translations of literary texts
474
Index
481
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About the author (2005)

Born/educated: Doncaster, scholarship in Classics St. John's College Cambridge , Cambridge Linguistics Diploma, MA, Ph.D. (Georgian-Abkhaz syntax). Twice British Council exchange-postgrad (Tbilisi). Linguistics lecturer (Hull); Lecturer (Linguistics/Georgian), Reader & Professor (Caucasian languages) at SOAS (1988-). Fellow of the British Academy (1997). Authored: 'Georgian: A Learner's Grammar' (Routledge), 'Georgian: A Structural Reference Grammar' (Benjamin), 'A Georgian Reader' (SOAS)

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