Discovering Albanian I Textbook by Linda MënikuDiscovering Albanian I Textbook by Linda Mëniku

Discovering Albanian I Textbook

byLinda Mëniku, Héctor Campos

Paperback | August 1, 2011

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Approximately five million people worldwide speak Albanian. The opening of Albania in the 1990s to broader trading and diplomatic relations with other nations has created a need for better knowledge of the language and culture of this country. This book teaches the student to communicate in everyday situations in the language, with each chapter introducing a new situational context. Students learn to discuss work, vacations, health, and entertainment. Students also learn to practice basic skills such as shopping, ordering tickets, and renting an apartment. Upon completing this textbook, students will be at the A2/B1 level of proficiency on the scale provided by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
    The textbook includes:
• eighteen lessons based on real-life situations, including three review lessons
• dialogues to help introduce vocabulary and grammatical structures
• comprehension questions and exercises
• related readings at the end of each chapter
• full translations for all examples discussed in grammar sections
• a series of appendixes with numerous charts summarizing main classes of nouns, adjectives, and verbs
• an appendix with the solutions to most of the exercises in the book
• a glossary with all the words in the dialogs and readings.

Linda Mëniku is a lecturer of linguistics at the University of Tirana and a PhD candidate in linguistics at the University of Tirana in Albania and the European University–Viadrina in Germany. Héctor Campos is associate professor of linguistics and modern Greek at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Title:Discovering Albanian I TextbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299250849

ISBN - 13:9780299250843

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Table of Contents



0.1    The Albanian Alphabet       

0.2    The Pronunciation of Albanian Letters   

0.3    The Alphabet and Some Common Albanian Names       

Mësimi 1: Prezantimi dhe përshëndetjet. 'Introductions and Greetings.'

1    Subject pronouns in Albanian       

2    The verb JAM in the Present Tense Indicative       

3    The numbers from 0 to 12       

4    Telling time (Part I)       

5    Negative and interrogative sentences       

Mësimi 2: Nga jeni? Ç' gjuhë flisni? 'Where are you from? What language do you speak?'

6    The verb FLAS in the Present Tense Indicative       

7    Countries, nationalities and languages       

8    NGA to express origin and the definite nominative form of countries       

9    Addressing someone by name       

10    Numbers from 13 to 99       

11    Telling time (Part II)       

Mësimi 3: Ku banoni? 'Where do you live?'

12    The verb PUNOJ and Class 1       

13    The particle PO       

14    The preposition NË 'in, at'       

15    Sa vjeç/sa vjeçe 'how old?'       

16    The verb KAM 'to have' in the Present Tense Indicative       

17    The verb VIJ 'to come' in the Present Tense Indicative       

18    The preposition TE(K) 'to, at (a place)'       

19    The numbers from 100 to 1 and the basic mathematical operations       

Mësimi 4: Çfarë profesioni keni? 'What profession do you have?'

20    Masculine, feminine, singular, plural professions and nationalities       

21    The demonstrative forms       

22    The days of the week       

23    The irregular verbs JAP 'to give', DUA 'to want' and THEM 'to say'       

24    Inviting someone: A+ Present Tense Indicative       

25    Në ç' orë?/ Në çfarë ore? 'What time?'       

26    The numbers from 1  to 10        

Mësimi 5: Në shtëpi. 'At home.'

27    Singular definite nominative nouns: feminine nouns       

28    Singular definite nominative nouns: masculine nouns       

29    KA . . . 'there is, there are . . . '       

30    MBI 'on' and NËN 'under'       

31    Class 2 adjectives: the linking article with singular definite nouns       

32    Class 2 adjectives: adjective agreement (singular forms)       

33    Class 2 adjectives modifying indefinite nouns       

34    The weather       

35    The seasons and the months of the year       

Mësimi 6: Përsëritje. 'Review'

Mësimi 7: Çfarë ka sonte në televizor? 'What's on TV tonight?'

36    The verbs NJOH 'to know' and SHOH 'to see' in the Present Tense Indicative       

37    The nominative/accusative indefinite plural: masculine nouns       

38    The nominative/accusative definite plural: masculine nouns       

39    Nationality and class 1 adjectives       

40    The nominative/accusative indefinite plural: feminine nouns       

41    The nominative/accusative definite plural: feminine nouns       

42    Class 2 adjectives: the linking article with plural definite nouns       

43    Class 2 adjectives: adjective agreement (plural forms)       

44    Class 2 adjectives with nominative/accusative indefinite plurals       

45    Some irregular class 2 adjectives in the plural       

Mësimi 8: Në dyqan. 'At the store.'

46    Class 2 verbs       

47    Superlative constructions       

48    Comparative constructions       

49    Present subjunctive       

50    The modal verbs DUHET 'must,' MUND 'can' and the present subjunctive       

51    Other basic constructions that require present subjunctive       

52    Future tense       

Mësimi 9: Shtëpi dhe hotel. 'House and hotel.'

53    Singular nouns in accusative case       

54    Plural nouns in accusative case       

55    Prepositions and accusative case       

56    The demonstrative forms in accusative case       

57    The interrogative pronouns KUSH 'who' and CILI 'which'       

58    Class 2 adjectives: the linking article with accusative definite nouns       

59    Class 2 adjectives: the linking article with accusative indefinite nouns       

60    Ordinal numbers       

61    Class 3 and class 4 verbs       

Mësimi 10: Festat zyrtare në Shqipëri. 'Official holidays in Albania.'

62    Definite genitive: singular forms       

63    Definite genitive: plural forms       

64    Basic uses of the genitive case       

65    Asking questions with "whose . . ."       

66    Modifying a definite genitive form       

67    Indefinite genitives       

68    The genitive forms of CILI 'which'       

69    The genitive forms of the demonstratives KY 'this' and AI 'that'       

Mësimi 11: Rrobat. 'Clothes.'

70    Class 6 verbs: the Present Tense Indicative of verbs in–hem       

71    Passive constructions       

72    Negative, progressive, subjunctive and future of Class 6 verbs       

73    Dative pronouns: strong and weak forms       

74    Basic uses of the dative case       

75    Dative case on nouns       

76    Position of the dative clitics       

77    Dative demonstratives       

78    Dative forms of KUSH 'who' and CILI 'which'       

Mësimi 12: Përsëritje. 'Review.'

Mësimi 13: Pushime dhe libra. 'Vacation and books.'

79    Simple Past Tense: class 1 verbs       

80    Simple Past Tense: class 3 verbs       

81    Simple Past Tense: class 2 verbs       

82    Simple Past Tense: irregular verbs       

83    Accusative pronouns: strong and weak forms       

84    Basic uses of the accusative clitic pronouns       

85    Të + accusative clitic pronouns       

Mësimi 14: Kinema, imajl dhe internet. 'Cinema, e-mail and Internet.'

86    Simple Past Tense: class 6 verbs       

87    Possessive adjectives: nominative forms       

88    Possessive adjectives: accusative forms       

Mësimi 15: Çfarë dëshironi? 'How can I help you?'

89    Attributive ablative: indefinite singular form       

90    Attributive ablative: indefinite plural form       

91    Basic uses of the indefinite ablative       

92    Çfarë vs. C'       

93    Imperative       

94    Negative imperative and clitic pronouns       

95    Ablative: definite forms       

96    Basic uses of the ablative case       

97    The ablative forms of KUSH 'who' and CILI 'which'       

98    The ablative forms of KY 'this' and AI 'that'       

99    The ablative forms of the personal pronouns       

Mësimi 16: Pushime dhe histori 'Vacations and history'

100    Imperfect Indicative: active forms       

101    Imperfect Indicative: class 6 verbs       

102    Imperfect Subjunctive       

103    Possessive adjectives: genitive, dative and ablative forms       

Mësimi 17: Shëndeti 'Health.'

104    Present Perfect: class 1 through class 5 verbs       

105    Present Perfect: class 6 verbs       

106    Uses of the Present Perfect       

107    Future Perfect and Present Perfect Subjunctive       

108    Pluperfect Indicative       

Mësimi 18: Përsëritje. 'Review.'

Appendix 1: Personal pronouns and clitics       

Appendix 2: Demonstrative pronouns and adjectives       

Appendix 3: Possessive adjectiveds       

Appendix 4: The interrogative and relative pronouns CILI 'which' and KUSH 'who'       

Appendix 5: Masculine nouns       

Appendix 6: Feminine nouns       

Appendix 7: Linking articles with class 2 adjectives       

Appendix 8: Present and imperfect forms       

Appendix 9: Most common regular and irregular verbs       

Appendix 10: Past tense of regular and irregular verbs       

Appendix 11: Answers to selected exercises       

General Glossary

Editorial Reviews

Discovering Albanian 1 lightens the burden of the instructor, allowing for more productive efforts in designing an effective and modern syllabus.”—Alexander Murzaku, author of Inverse Dictionary of Albanian