ERIC Number: ED399825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Reference Grammar of Pashto.
Tegey, Habibullah; Robson, Barbara
This grammar of Pashto was designed to accompany a set of beginning- and intermediate-level instructional materials for teaching the Pashto language to English speakers, but can be used separately as a reference by readers who are not learning the language. Introductory sections in English and Pashto describe the content and organization. The first chapter gives background information on the people who speak it and on the language (history, social status, dialects, standardization, and history of its study). Subsequent chapters address grammatical forms and uses in the language, including: phonology and pronunciation; Pashto word stock and their origins, borrowings from Persian, Arabic, Urdu, English, and Russian and other languages; the Arabic-based writing system, written literature, alphabet, and punctuation; nouns; pronouns; adjectives; verb forms and verb uses; prepositions; simple sentence structure; conjunction; and subordinate clause structure. Contents are indexed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Alphabets, Diachronic Linguistics, Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Linguistic Borrowing, Literature, Morphology (Languages), Nouns, Oral Language, Pashto, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonology, Prepositions, Pronouns, Punctuation, Reference Materials, Second Languages, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Written Language
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.