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ERIC Number: ED074822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-24
Pages: 16
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Some Cultural and Grammatical Aspects of Gender in Hindi and Urdu.
Coppola, Carlo
Despite similarities between Hindi and Urdu and mutual intelligibility, at least on the spoken level, slight grammatical differences between the two languages do exist. The treatment of gender provides an example of such differences. Explanation of the actual differences in gender usage can be based on a synchronic, linguistic level as well as on a diachronic, cultural level. First-year students learning these languages, unless well-versed in linguistics or literature, probably do not need to receive such explanations for learning purposes. Such linguistic and cultural complexities are more easily understood by second-year students who have been exposed to other exceptions in Hindi and Urdu grammar and to Indian culture in general. (VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Conference of Teachers of Uncommon Asian Languages, November 24, 1972, Atlanta, Georgia