ERIC Number: ED042161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Mongolian Newspaper Reader. Selections from "Unen". Indiana University Publications Uralic and Altaic Series, Volume 102.
Montgomery, David C.
This work has been compiled in order to provide the beginning student of Khalkha-Mongolian with an organized corpus of material which will introduce him to the journalistic manifestation of the modern Mongolian language. The selections in this reader were all taken from "Unen," the official newspaper of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party and the government of the Mongolian People's Republic. The 20 articles contained in this work were chosen to give a range of topics--agriculture and stock raising, construction and industry, literature and the theater, communications and transportation, world events and political polemics, and even space flight. The articles contain approximately 2,000 different words which constitute a text of about 11,000 words in length. The text is divided into two sections; the first 10 readings are somewhat easier than the last 10. Reading notes are given for each article to guide the reader over some of the more difficult or obscure passages. The translations of the first 10 readings are not meant to be definitive or literary translations, but rather are provisional guides to the text. A Mongolian/English glossary appears at the end of the volume. (Author/AMM)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cyrillic Alphabet, Glossaries, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Mongolian, Newspapers, Reading Materials, Translation
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Research Center for Language and Semiotic Studies.