PDF pending restoration
ERIC Number: ED101547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri: A Basic Course and Reference Manual for Learning and Teaching Kashmiri as a Second Language--Parts 1 and 2.
Kachru, Braj B.
This basic textbook of Kashmiri, the language of Srinagar, India, was designed for use in the classroom or in a self-instructional course and consists of two volumes. Volume 1 is divided into the following sections: (1) a brief sociolinguistic profile of Kashmiri, (2) phonology, (3) conversations (lessons 1-31), (4) advanced grammar, (5) review exercises, (6) narrative texts (lessons 32-45), and (7) examples of Kashmiri poetry (lessons 46-50). In each of the first 31 lessons, the lexical meaning of all new words is given before they occur in a Kashmiri sentence, for which the English translation is given. At the end of every lesson, there is a section of detailed notes on culture, grammar, and vocabulary, together with practice materials. In lessons 32-50, no explanatory notes are provided, but the English equivalents of important lexical items are given. Volume 2 includes a Kashmiri-English/English-Kashmiri glossary, a partial list of English borrowings in Kashmiri, a glossary of selected terms used in the text, and suggestions for further reading. (Author/PMP)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Background, Glossaries, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Kashmiri, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Poetry, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Textbooks, Vocabulary
Braj B. Kachru, Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act Title VI