LINGUIST List 13.796

Mon Mar 25 2002

Books: Bangla Language: Intermediate Bangla

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Intermediate Bangla, Clinton Seely

Message 1: Intermediate Bangla, Clinton Seely

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 11:34:57 +0100
Subject: Intermediate Bangla, Clinton Seely

Intermediate Bangla
University of Chicago

Intermediate Bengali is aimed at English-speaking students of the
Bengali language who have completed An Introduction to Bengali: Part
I, by Edward C. Dimock, Jr., Somdev Bhattacharji, and Suhas Chatterjee
(2nd printing; New Delhi: Manohar, 1976) and An Introduction to
Bengali: Part II, by Somdev Bhattacharji (reprinted; Chicago: Dept. of
South Asian Languages and Civilizations, U. of Chicago, 1988). The
present work takes for granted that the material presented in those
two books has been learned already.
Intermediate Bengali could be use profitably during the second year of
language study in conjunction with A Bengali Prose Reader (for
Second-Year Students), by Edward C. Dimock, Jr. and Somdev
Bhattacharji (reprinted; Chicago: Dept. of South Asian Languages and
Civilizations, U. of Chicago, 1988). In the third year, most students
would do well to read diverse selections of Bengali writing such as
those presented in parts two and three of An Advanced Course in
Bengali, by Ernest Bender and Theodore Riccardi, Jr. (Philadelphia:
South Asia Regional Studies; University of Pennsylvania, 1978);
knowledge of the grammar covered in Intermediate Bengali will enhance
the student's comprehension of those readings and should increase
his/her reading speed. The present work draws heavily upon material
in An Advanced Course in Bengali for examples of grammatical points.
Each of the twenty lessons in Intermediate Bengali is divided into
four sections: (1) a short selection of Bengali; (2-3) two grammar
sections; and (4) useful information in or about the language. Lesson
1 is an exception to that pattern; it has been designed primarily as a
review of features of pronunciation of what can be called standard
modern Bengali and of the mid-nineteenth- to mid-twentieth-century
form of written Bengali, known as sadhu bhasa (the perfected or
pristine language).

ISBN 3 89586 516 8. 
LINCOM Language Coursebooks 03.
440pp. USD 48 / EUR 56.80 / � 37.

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