Burmese: A Comprehensive Grammar by Mathias JennyBurmese: A Comprehensive Grammar by Mathias Jenny

Burmese: A Comprehensive Grammar

byMathias Jenny, San San Hnin TunEditorMathias Jenny

Hardcover | February 26, 2016

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Burmese: A Comprehensive Grammaris a complete reference guide to modern Burmese grammar. It presents a fresh and thorough description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Burmese.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Burmese grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, with clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Burmese as used by present-day native speakers.

Features include:

  • detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech
  • particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
  • all examples given in Burmese script, IPA phonetic transcription, and English
  • glossary of linguistic terminology

TheGrammaris the ideal reference source for intermediate to advanced learners and users of Burmese and will remain the standard reference work for years to come.

Mathias Jennyis Senior Lecturer/Researcher in the Department of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, with a research focus on the languages of Southeast Asia. He teaches General Linguistics and beginners¿ Burmese.San San Hnin Tunis Ma¿e de Conf¿nces at Inalco/Lacito-CNRS. She teaches Burmese and researches ...
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Title:Burmese: A Comprehensive GrammarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:526 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415735688

ISBN - 13:9780415735681

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Table of Contents

1  Introduction  2  Sound system and script  3  Parts of speech  4  Lexicon  5  Word structure  6  Phrase structure  7  Clause and sentence structure  8  Form and functions of utterances  9  Negation  10  Expression of tense, aspect, and modality  11  Intensifiers and comparison  12  Pragmatics and Language Use