A Kirghiz Reader

Hu Zhen-hua and Guy Imart
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Format: cloth 408 pages
6.5 x 9.5
ISBN: 978-0-933070-24-0
Bookmark and Share
cloth
 $40.00 
  

 Add to Wish List 
Buy from Amazon
indiebound

Description

This title is not yet available. You may pre-order this item and it will be shipped to you when it is available.
This reader contains a selection of materials, which range in time from the pre-literary language to contemporary items from newspapers. It includes examples taken from the literary language under Soviet rule and as Kyrgyz (Kirghiz) is used in the West and in China. The book is designed to present the reader with an understanding of both the variety of materials available in Kyrgyz and with the internal structure of the language. The material ranges in difficulty from primers to historical documents. Each text is presented as it originally appeared, followed by a literal English translation. In addition, comments on the style and content are included with each text. (The comments section is a combination of literary, linguistic, historical, grammatical, and sociolinguistic explanations and remarks.) Publication information for the texts proceeds each subsection (e.g., the oral tradition, early written documents, and toward modern Kyrgyz are all included in a larger section titled The Pre-literary Language). An explanation of the transliteration systems used in the book is also included.

Customer Reviews

Comments
There are currently no reviews
Write a review on this title.