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Title: Uzbek
Subtitle: An Elementary Textbook
Written By: Nigora Azimova
URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=9781589017061
Description:

Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uzbek:
An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide
selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the
development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and
integrative approach to the Uzbek language and its culture, including a
functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills
development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in
various regions of Uzbekistan.

Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook contains one CD-ROM that includes
authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and integrated,
interactive exercises and games, all in Flash format and all of which are
keyed to the textbook. It includes a supplementary Cyrillic reader, an
extensive glossary, and four-color illustrations and photographs throughout.

Topics covered include the Uzbek alphabet, greetings and introductions,
commands and requests, daily routines, etiquette, weather, family, money,
food, clothing, travel, leisure, and medical matters.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Uzbek, Northern
Uzbek, Southern
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589017064
ISBN-13: 9781589017061
Pages: 520
Prices: U.S. $ 69.95