ERIC Number: ED032541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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An Urdu Newspaper Reader. Key to an Urdu Newspaper Reader. (2 vol).
Barker, Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman; And Others
This Reader is the second of a four-volume series in Urdu prepared by the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. (See "A Course in Urdu," ED 013 435-7; "A Reader of Modern Urdu Poetry," ED 022 163; and "An Urdu Newspaper Word Count," AL 002 059.) This volume is intended for use at the second-year level of a comprehensive program of Urdu studies. It is assumed that the student has mastered the major grammatical and syntactic structures as taught in "A Course in Urdu" and has had sufficient practice with the Urdu script. Only those words not included in the Course are described in the vocabulary sections of this book. Each of the 20 lesson units comprising this volume consists of (1) one or more articles graded according to difficulty and grouped by subject (visits and tours by heads of state, economic projects, crime, etc.); (2) a serial vocabulary of new words presented in both Urdu script and phonemic transcription, with English glosses; and (3) exercises and drills. The style, format, and general content of Pakistani newspaper prose has been maintained throughout these articles, which are not actual clippings but rather pieces especially written for this book. A Key accompanies this Reader. (AMM)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Glossaries, Instructional Materials, Journalism, Language Instruction, Newspapers, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonemic Alphabets, Reading Materials, Urdu, Vocabulary, Writing (Composition)
McGill University Press, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Inst. of Islamic Studies.
Note: Accompanied by Key, 47p.