Complete Grammar (and Study Book) of the Mongolian language,
featuring Cyrillic script, Classical script (as used in Inner
Mongolia) and English explanations. 448 pages, good quality
paperback. Ideal for learners and researchers of Mongolian.
Awarded as "Best Academic Book of the Year 1997" by the Ministry
of Education of Mongolia.
Paperback, 448 pages
It contains 5 parts:
1. Introduction with general information about the Mongolian
language, the alphabets and the word structure.
2. Lexicology with word building, special parts like idioms
and indigenous Mongolian vocabulary
3. Morphology, covering all the different parts of speech.
4. Syntax, covering sentence structure, parts of a sentence
5. Appendix with many helpful tables, lists and word index.
This book provides the learner with:
* very detailed table of contents, both in Mongolian and English
* many example sentences of everyday life
* explanations of necessary linguistic terms
* literal translation for analytical understanding
* helpful comparison and overview tables
* insights in Mongolian cultural heritage
* hints for using colloquial language
* necessary rules
This is the third completely revised version. Only 500 copies
About the authors:
Rita Kullmann, Swiss, teacher by profession, studied Mongolian
(Classical script) in Inner Mongolia University in 1984. 1986-1988
she lived in Leeds, where she and her family had contact with
several Mongolian students from Ulaanbaatar. In 1989 she took
part-time lessons with a Mongolian teacher in Cambridge's Faculty
of Oriental Studies. As from 1991 she and her family have been
living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia until today. The Mongolian Grammar
was completed 1996 under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences
with the help of Mr. Tserenpil.
D. Tserenpil graduated 1984 from the Mongolian Language Department
of the Mongolian State University. He did research on the structure
and system of modern Mongolian at the Institute of Language
and Literature of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He lectured
at universities and institutes in Ulaanbaatar and wrote scientific
articles. In 1996 he got a Ph.D in linguistics. From 1998-2001
he taught Mongolian language at the Central Euroasian Studies
Department of the Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Since
2001 he is the Head of the International Department, School
of Mongolian Language and Culture, National University of Mongolia.
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