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Title: Breve Gramática de la Lengua Georgiana
Written By: Tamar Makharoblidze
Series Title: Edición lingüística 90
Description:

Georgiano es la lengua oficial de la República de Georgia. La lengua
georgiana pertenece a la familia de lenguas del Cáucaso Sur. Elgeorgiano es
la lengua materna de casi cuatro millones de hablantes en la propia Georgia
(casi el 83 por ciento de la población total) y medio millón más en el
extranjero (mayoritariamente en Turquía, Irán, Rusia, EEUU y Europa). Es la
lengua literaria para todos losgrupos etnográficos georgianos, sobre todo para
aquellos que hablan otras lenguas kartvélicas, los esvanos y zanos
(megrelos y lazis).

Breve Gramática de la Lengua Georgiana es la primera gramática del
georgiano publicada en español /castellano. Este libro ofrece los rudimentos
básicos de la lengua georgiana, todas sus estructuras morfológicas,
incluyendo la conjugación polipersonal del verbo, de un modo simple y
sencillo, lo que permite al lector interesado iniciar el aprendizaje del
georgiano.

En este libro el lector hallará una explicación clara, concisa y sencilla de las
categorías gramaticales de la lengua georgiana, pero más allá de las
tradicionales explicaciones, el autor ofrece una visión fresca y original de las
categorías morfológicas más complicadas: la versión, la persona, la
ergatividad, la destinación, los proverbios, la inversión, la categoría de clase
etc.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Typology
Caucasian
Subject Language(s): Georgian
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862883127
Pages: 146
Prices: Europe EURO 52.80