Intensive Bulgarian 2: A Textbook and Reference Grammar

Paperback | September 26, 2000

byRonelle AlexanderContribution byOlga M. Mladenova

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    This is the first comprehensive textbook teaching English-speakers to read, write, and speak contemporary Bulgarian. The text is designed to be adaptable for students of varying skill levels and can be taught at a gradual or intensive pace. It is also a much-needed reference grammar of Bulgarian, incorporating the latest research and theories on Bulgarian grammar in accessible layman’s language.
    Volume 2 contains Lessons 16-30 and introduces more complex points of grammar and syntax than Volume 1. It also includes a cumulative Bulgarian-English glossary covering both volumes. Like many popular language textbooks, the dialogues in Intensive Bulgarian form a continuing dramatic narrative that gradually introduces students to both language and culture. Throughout the text, Bulgarian constructions and phrases are compared with English ones to clarify grammar and idioms.

Lessons include:
o dialogues and sample sentences
o exercises and translation sentences
o basic and supplemental grammar sections
o reading selections
o a glossary for the lesson
o cultural notes.

    Together, Volumes 1 and 2 of Intensive Bulgarian provide all the materials necessary for teachers and students to learn lively, modern colloquial Bulgarian, to become familiar with Bulgarian cultural life, and to thoroughly understand Bulgarian grammar. Slavic scholars will also find in Volume 2 both a thorough presentation of the Bulgarian verb system, as traditionally conceived, and a new analysis of this system.

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    This is the first comprehensive textbook teaching English-speakers to read, write, and speak contemporary Bulgarian. The text is designed to be adaptable for students of varying skill levels and can be taught at a gradual or intensive pace. It is also a much-needed reference grammar of Bulgarian, incorporating the latest research a...

    Ronelle Alexander is professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. She has traveled throughout Bulgaria for her research on dialects and traditional culture and has been interviewed on Bulgarian radio. She has also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles; Yale University; and t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:414 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:September 26, 2000Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299167542

ISBN - 13:9780299167547

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"Alexander is one of the foremost experts in Bulgarian in the world and also one of that language’s most experienced pedagogues. We are extremely fortunate that she has undertaken the task of writing a textbook. The result of her efforts is a magnificent course."—Victor Friedman, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago