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Burmese : A Comprehensive Grammar
Burmese : A Comprehensive Grammar
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Author(s): Jenny, Mathias
ISBN No.: 9780415735681
Pages: 265
Year: 201602
Format: Trade Cloth (Hard Cover)
Price: £156.93
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Forthcoming)

Burmese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Burmese grammar. It presents a fresh, accessible and thorough description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Burmese. The book moves from the sounds and script through word classes and word formation to a detailed analysis of sentence structures and semantic features such as aspect, tense, negation and intensifiers. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Burmese grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Burmese as used by present-day native speakers. An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Features include: * detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech * extensive exemplification * particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty * All example given in Burmese script, IPA phonetic transcription, and English * glossary of linguistic terminology * both colloquial and formal Burmese presented.


The Grammar is a useful reference source for intermediate to advanced learners and users of Burmese. With clear and accessible explanations this book will remain the standard reference work for years to come for learners, teachers and linguists alike.


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