Beginner's Basque

Beginner's Basque

by Wim Jansen
     
 
Beginner's Basque with 2 Audio CDs is designed for both classroom use and self-study. Each of the 12 lessons opens with a dialogue about an everyday topic, followed by vocabulary lists, explanations of grammar, and exercises. Audio CDs accompany the lessons, providing correct pronunciation of the dialogues and vocabulary, with pauses for repetition by the student.

Overview

Beginner's Basque with 2 Audio CDs is designed for both classroom use and self-study. Each of the 12 lessons opens with a dialogue about an everyday topic, followed by vocabulary lists, explanations of grammar, and exercises. Audio CDs accompany the lessons, providing correct pronunciation of the dialogues and vocabulary, with pauses for repetition by the student. Includes: an exercise key; Basque-English and English-Basque glossaries; an introductory section on Basque language, culture, and history. This book provides an excellent background to one of the most ancient and enigmatic languages of Western Europe.

About the Author:
Wim Jansen teaches linguistics at the University of Amsterdam

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A resident of the Netherlands, Jansen is a researcher and author of several Basque-related books and articles. He provides a basic knowledge of Basque grammar and vocabulary useful for visiting the Basque country, as well as a brief introduction to Basque culture and history. The text includes review exercises and an answer key. Intended for the beginning student of the Basque language, the text has a written guide to the Basque alphabet and pronunciation, but has no companion audio tape or CD. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781809337
Publisher:
Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Beginner's Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
849,478
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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