Macedonian: A Course for Beginning and Intermediate Students

Paperback | September 15, 2011

byChristina E. Kramer, Liljana Mitkovska

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Macedonian, the official language of the Republic of Macedonia, is spoken by two and a half million people in the Balkans, North America, Australia, and other émigré communities around the world. Christina E. Kramer’s award-winning textbook provides a basic introduction to the language. Students will learn to speak, read, write, and understand Macedonian while discussing family, work, recreation, music, food, health, housing, travel, and other topics.
    Intended to cover one year of intensive study, this third edition updates the vocabulary, adds material to help students appreciate the underlying structure of the language, and offers a wide variety of new, proficiency-based readings and exercises to boost knowledge of Macedonian history, culture, literature, folklore, and traditions.

Winner, Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages

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Macedonian, the official language of the Republic of Macedonia, is spoken by two and a half million people in the Balkans, North America, Australia, and other émigré communities around the world. Christina E. Kramer’s award-winning textbook provides a basic introduction to the language. Students will learn to speak, read, write, and un...

Christina E. Kramer is professor of Slavic and Balkan linguistics at the University of Toronto. Liljana Mitkovska is associate professor of English grammar and English-Macedonian contrastive analysis at the FON University, Macedonia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.3 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Dedication   

Acknowledgments   

Introduction   

1: Macedonian Pronunciation and the Macedonian Alphabet   

1.1: The Macedonian alphabet   

1.2: Notes on the alphabet and pronunciation   

1.3: Stress   

1.4: Cognates   

1.5: Alphabetical order   

1.6: Writing Macedonian   

2: Introductions; Occupations   

2.1: Subject pronouns   

2.2: The present tense of verbs, introduction   

2.3: The present tense of the verb 'to be'   

2.4: Gender of nouns   

2.5: Interrogatives   

2.6: Conjunctions   

3: Actions and Attributes   

3.1: Plural of masculine and feminine nouns   

3.2: Adjectives   

3.3: Plural of adjectives   

3.4: Present tense of verbs   

3.5: Negation of verbs   

3.6: ???/????   

3.7: Numbers 1–20   

4: Daily Routines   

4.1: Adverbs, introduction   

4.2: Plural of neuter nouns   

4.3: Quantitative plural   

4.4: Demonstrative adjectives   

4.5: Definite articles   

4.6: Definite direct objects and clitics   

4.7: Possession   

4.8: Conjunctions   

5: Food   

5.1: Definiteness of adjective plus noun phrases   

5.2: Direct object pronouns, continued   

5.3: Prepositions with personal pronouns   

5.4: Introduction to ?? constructions   

5.5: The invariant verb ???? in ?? -constructions seeking permission   

5.6: ?? vs. ??   

5.7: Forms of 'whose'   

5.8: Conjunctions ? . . . ?, ??? . . . ???, ?? . . . ??   


6: Music   

6.1: Indirect objects   

6.2: Indirect and direct object clitics   

6.3: Uses of ??   

6.4: Verbal aspect   

6.5: Future constructions   

6.6: Future tense of ???   

6.7: Subordination with ????   

6.8: Relative clauses, introduction   

7: Cities, Giving directions, Skopje, Free time   

7.1: Comparatives and superlatives   

7.2: Possessive pronominal adjectives   

7.3: Embedded questions and indirect questions   

7.4: Imperatives   

7.5: Auxiliary verb ?????   

7.6: Numbers from 0–100   

7.7: Telling time, introduction   

8.: Education, invitations   

8.1: Aorist, introduction   

8.2: Days of the week   

8.3: Telling time, continued   

8.4: Review of subordinate clauses   

8.5: Relative clauses, continued   

8.6: Intransitive verbs with ??   

9: Vacations, birthdays, and other celebrations   

9.1: Aorist, continued   

9.2: Introduction to verbal nouns   

9.3: Hundreds, thousands, millions, billions   

9.4: Numbers designating male human beings and mixed gender groups   

9.5: Months of the year   

9.6: Ordinal numbers   

9.7: Dates   

9.8: Verb of liking   

9.9: Order of clitics, review   

9.10: Diminutives, introduction   

9.11: Vocative, introduction   

10: Weather   

10.1: Imperfect, introduction   

10.2: Proximate and distance forms of the definite article   

10.3: Interrogatives, pronominal adjectives, and adverbs of quantity and quality   

10.4: Impersonal constructions, introduction   

10.5: Imperatives continued: ???? and ?? constructions   

11: Appearance, character   

11.1: Colors, clothing, relatives   

11.2: Expectative conditionals   

11.3: Perfective imperfect and future-in-the-past   

11.4: Indirect speech, introduction   

11.5: Verbal nouns, continued   

11.6: Verbal adverbs   

11.7: Word Formation   

12.: Health   

12.1: Verbal 1-forms and formation of the 1-past   

12.2: Approximate numbers   

12.3: The emphatic verb ?????   

12.4: Compound conjunctions: ??? ??, ?? ??, ???? ??   

12.5: The conjunction ????   

12.6: Verbal prefix ??- and the verbs of lying, sitting, standing   

12.7: Aorist, continued   

12.8: Reflexive verbs, continued   

13: Housing   

13.1: Comparisons continued and the prefix ???-   

13.2: Hypothetical constructions with ??   

13.3: Overview of conditionals   

13.4: Admirative and dubitative: other uss of the verbal 1-forms   

13.5: Indirect speech, continued   

13.6: Suppositional or reported forms of perfective imperfect constructions   

13.7: The use of ????? with nominal subject   

13.8: Optatives   

14: Geography of Macedonia, Travel   

14.1: Verbal adjectives   

14.2: Word order   

14.3: Passive constructions with ??   

14.4: Conjunctions ???? (??, ??), ?????? (??, ??)   

15: Wedding customs; Sports; Arts   

15.1: ??? perfects, introduction   

15.2: Dependent form of masculine personal names   

15.3: Aspect distinctions and imperfective derivation   

15.4: Introduction to verbal prefixes   

15.5: Prefixes for 'some', 'no-'; 'every-', e.g. 'someone, no one, everyone'   

15.6: Indefinite pronouns meaning 'any-', e.g. 'anyone, anywhere'   

15.7: The conjunction ???? ??, 'as if'   

16: Cultural sites in Macedonia   

16.1: Pluperfects   

16.2: Constructions with ???? plus verbal adjective   

16.3: Diminutives, continued   
 

16.4: Review of prepositions   
 

16.5: Collective plurals   
 

16.6: Suffixes in word formation, cont.   
 


 

Glossary of Basic Grammatical Terminology   
 

Appendix—Grammatical Summaries   
 

Introduction to the Glossary   
 

Macedonian-English Glossary   
 

English-Macedonian Glossary   
 

Index

Editorial Reviews

“Combines sophisticated linguistic understanding with texts, grammar explanations, and cultural information. . . . The most creative and resourceful South Slavic textbook currently available.”—Margaret H. Beissinger, Princeton University