Bengali: A Comprehensive Grammar / Edition 1

Bengali: A Comprehensive Grammar / Edition 1

by Hanne-Ruth Thompson
     
 

Bengali: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Bengali grammar.

It presents a fresh, accessible and thorough description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Bengali. The book moves from the sounds and script through morphology and word classes to a detailed analysis of sentence structures and semantic

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Overview

Bengali: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Bengali grammar.

It presents a fresh, accessible and thorough description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Bengali. The book moves from the sounds and script through morphology and word classes to a detailed analysis of sentence structures and semantic features such as aspect, tense, negation and reduplication.

The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Bengali, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. With clear and simple explanations this book will remain the standard reference work for years to come for both learners and linguists alike.

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

An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Features include:

• detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech
• extensive exemplification
• particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
• Bengali-English parallels highlighted throughout the book.

Hanne-Ruth Thompson teaches Bengali at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Previous publications include Essential Everyday Bengali: a grammar and glossary of colloquial Bengali with examples throughout (1999).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415411370
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/2010
Series:
Routledge Comprehensive Grammars Series
Pages:
800

Meet the Author

Hanne-Ruth Thompson teaches Bengali at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Previous publications include Essential Everyday Bengali: a grammar and glossary of colloquial Bengali with examples throughout (1999).

Table of Contents

How to use This Book 6

Story Picture 1 Acts 17:24 7

Story Picture 2 Genesis 1:31 9

Story Picture 3 Colossians 4:2 11

Story Picture 4 1 John 4:14 13

Story Picture 5 Ephesians 2:10 15

Story Picture 6 Deuteronomy 6:18 17

Story Picture 7 Colossians 3:23 19

Story Picture 8 1 Chronicles 29:13 21

Story Picture 9 Deuteronomy 27:10 23

Story Picture 10 Luke 6:31 25

Story Picture 11 Psalm 119:42 27

Story Picture 12 Psalm 4:3 29

Story Picture 13 Matthew 22:39 31

Story Picture 14 John 3:16 33

Story Picture 15 Isaiah 9:6 35

Story Picture 16 Luke 2:10-11 37

Story Picture 17 Zephaniah 3:17 39

Story Picture 18 Psalm 86:11 41

Story Picture 19 Psalm 34:14 43

Story Picture 20 John 1:34 45

Story Picture 21 Matthew 4:19 47

Story Picture 22 Psalm 31:7 49

Story Picture 23 Job 22:27 51

Story Picture 24 Matthew 19:14 53

Story Picture 25 Psalm 86:5 55

Story Picture 26 Psalm 18:1 57

Story Picture 27 1 Chronicles 16:34 59

Story Picture 28 1 Thessalonians 5:15 61

Story Picture 29 Psalm 7:17 63

Story Picture 30 1 Timothy 6:18 65

Story Picture 31 Psalm 147:1 67

Story Picture 32 Matthew 28:7 69

Story Picture 33 2 Corinthians 9:15 71

Story Picture 34 Revelation 1:18 73

Story Picture 35 Mark 16:15 75

Story Picture 36 Psalm 105:2 77

Story Picture 37 Psalm 119:17 79

Story Picture 38 Galatians 6:10 81

Story Picture 39 Proverbs 17:17 83

Story Picture 40 Joshua 1:9 85

Story Picture 41 2 Thessalonians 3:13 87

Story Picture 42 Romans 12:13 89

Story Picture 43 John 13:34 91

Story Picture 44 Genesis 33:11 93

Story Picture 45 Genesis 26:24 95

Story Picture 46 Philippians 4:19 97

Story Picture 47 Jeremiah 10:6 99

Story Picture 48 Hebrews 13:6 101

Story Picture 49 Psalm 31:6 103

Story Picture 50 Luke 11:28 105

Story Picture 51 Psalm 27:11 107

Story Picture 52 Titus 3:11 109

Bible Verse Index 111

Topical Index 112

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