ERIC Number: ED142046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
A Textbook of Modern Western Armenian.
Bardakjian, Kevork B.; Thomson, Robert W.
This textbook is designed as a first-year course at the undergraduate level. It is specifically aimed at students with no prior knowledge of Armenian, and emphasis has been placed on the numerous subtleties and nuances of Armenian which might seem strange or difficult to English speakers. In the text, stress has been put on explaining the grammar and syntax; for practice in speaking, tapes were made which elaborate on the material in the exercises. The vocabulary is based on the thousand most frequent words in Armenian, which were compiled from word frequency lists available for Western European languages. Spoken Beirut Armenian was chosen as the most acceptable form where alternatives existed. The text reflects recent linguistic trends in spoken Armenian; a deliberate attempt has been made to disregard literary and stylistic archaisms. In addition, the English of the exercises has not been simplified. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Armenian, Form Classes (Languages), Glossaries, Grammar, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interference (Language), Language Instruction, Nouns, Pronouns, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Syntax, Tape Recordings, Textbooks, Verbs, Vocabulary
Caravan Books, P.O. Box 344, Delmar, New York 12054; Language Laboratory, Boylston Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (for the accompanying cassette tapes)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A