Intensive Bulgarian: A Textbook and Reference Grammar

Intensive Bulgarian: A Textbook and Reference Grammar

by Ronelle Alexander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299167542

ISBN-13: 9780299167547

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

    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

Overview

    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 1 introduces the basic elements of Bulgarian grammar and contains Lessons 1–15, a Bulgarian-English glossary, an English-Bulgarian glossary for beginners, and an appendix of verbal forms. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299167547
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Acknowledgements xvii
Lesson 16
Dialogue
3(2)
Basic Grammar
The past indefinite tense: formation of the L-participle
5(1)
Agreement in the past indefinite
6(1)
Word order in the past indefinite
7(1)
Usage of the past indefinite tense
7(2)
Imperfective imperatives
9(1)
Additional imperative forms
10(1)
Exercises
11(1)
Additional grammar notes
Word order rules for the past indefinite tense
12(2)
He and with the truncated infinitive
14(1)
Motion verbs: the past tense of the verb
14(1)
Impersonal verbs, continued
15(1)
Alternating consonant/vowel sequences
16(2)
Sample Sentences
18(1)
Sentences for Translation
19(1)
Reading selection
20(2)
Glossary
22(2)
Cultural Commentary
City life: street names
24(1)
Folklore: music, dance, costumes; Koprivshititsa festival
24(1)
Geography: place names
24(1)
Lesson 17
Dialogue
25(2)
Basic grammar
Passive participles: formation
27(1)
Passive participles: usage
28(1)
Relative pronouns
29(2)
Other relative conjunctions
31(1)
"whose?"/to "whose"
31(1)
"what [kind of]?" "[such] as", "how much? how many?" / "as many as, as much as"
32(1)
Toba, koeto
33(1)
Kora "when?" / Korato "when", "where?" / "where" and others
33(1)
Compound conjunctions
34(1)
Aspect differentiation in subordinate clauses
34(2)
Imperfect tense and perfective aspect
36(2)
Exercises
38(1)
Addtional grammar notes
The possessive relative pronoun
39(1)
Relative pronouns in indefinite expressions
39(1)
Indefinite usage of other relative conjunctions
40(1)
The conjunction
41(1)
The conjunction kato
41(1)
Derivation: verbs in -B-, nouns in and -oct
42(1)
The suffix -B-
42(1)
The suffix
43(1)
The suffix -oct
43(1)
Samples sentences
44(1)
Sentences for translation
45(1)
Reading selections
46(2)
Glossary
48(3)
Cultural Commentary
Families: in-laws
51(1)
City life: telephone numbers
51(1)
Literature: Hristo Botev, Tarnovo school
52(1)
Schooling and education: university and academic degrees
52(1)
Academic life: the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; ethnography as a discipline
52(1)
Work requirements
52(1)
Lesson 18
Dialogue
53(2)
Basic grammar
Verbal aspect: review
55(1)
Formation of aspect pairs: basic vs. derived
55(1)
Basic pairs: possible correlations between imperfective and perfective forms
56(1)
Simplex imperfectives, and derived pairs
57(2)
Meaning of derived imperfective
59(2)
Indirect object pronouns: review
61(1)
Indirect object of "affect"
61(2)
Exercises
63(1)
Additional grammar notes
Derivation in aspect paris: derived perfectives
64(1)
Verbal derivation: the prefixes no- and 3a-
65(1)
Meaning of derived imperfectives: "holes in the system"?
65(1)
Indirect object pronouns and word order
66(3)
Idiomatic uses of the indirect object pronoun
69(1)
Derivation of diminutives, continued
69(3)
Sample sentences
72(1)
Sentences for translation
73(1)
Reading selections
74(2)
(poem)
75(1)
Glossary
76(3)
Cultural Commentary
City life: landmarks, room rental, public transportation
79(1)
Food and drink: mekhana; grills, salads, sandwiches, wine
79(1)
Home life: repairs
79(1)
Families: children
80(1)
History: Tsar Samuil
80(1)
Literature: Elisaveta Bagryana
80(1)
Lesson 19
Dialogue
81(2)
Basic grammar
The past anterior tense
83(2)
Word order in the past anterior
85(1)
Passive participles, continued
85(3)
Passive constructions with passive participles
88(3)
Exercises
91(1)
Additional grammar notes
Word order in the past anterior
92(1)
Complex constructions with passive participles
93(1)
Passive agentive constructions
93(1)
Derivation of agentive nouns and family group names
94(1)
Agentive nouns in
94(1)
Agentive nouns in
94(1)
Agentive nouns in -ap
94(1)
Borrowed agentive nouns
95(1)
Family-group possessives
95(1)
Sample sentences
96(1)
Sentences for translation
97(1)
Reading selections
98(2)
Glossary
100(2)
Cultural commentary
Sofia: major streets, yellow tiles; NDK; dogs
102(1)
Official and semi-official life: connections, official requests
103(1)
Forms of address: surnames
103(1)
Academic life: publications by BAN
103(1)
Lesson 20
Dialogue
104(2)
Basic grammar
Verbal nouns
106(2)
Review of ce-constructions
108(1)
Reflexivity
108(1)
Reciprocity
108(1)
Intransitivity
108(1)
Idiomatic
109(1)
Passive constructions with ce
109(3)
Impersonal constructions with ce
112(3)
Exercises
115(1)
Additional grammar notes
Derivation: the suffixes -ctbo, etc.
The suffix -ctbo
116(1)
The suffix
116(1)
Non-productive suffixes
117(1)
Sample sentences
118(1)
Sentences for translation
119(1)
Reading selection
120(2)
Glossary
122(3)
Cultural commentary
Food and drink: soft drinks, kachamak, the making of rakia
125(1)
Geography: the Black Sea
125(1)
Geography: the Balkans
126(1)
City life: books
126(1)
History: general
126(1)
Literature: Zahari Stoyanov
126(1)
Folk customs: sabor
126(1)
Lesson 21
Dialogue
127(2)
Basic grammar
The past indefinite tense, continued
129(1)
The past indefinite as expression of focus on present result
129(1)
The past indefinite as expression of point of view
130(2)
The past indefinite as expression of inference or assumption
132(1)
The past indefinite as expression of indirect discourse
132(1)
Summary: contrast between aorist/imperfect and past indefinite
133(1)
Conditional usage of the particle use of the perfective aspect with habitual meaning
134(1)
Exercises
135(1)
Additional grammar notes
Derivation: causative and stative verbs Causative verbs
136(1)
Stative verbs
136(1)
Derivation: substance adjectives
137(2)
Sample sentences
139(1)
Sentences for translation
140(1)
Reading selection
141(2)
Glossary
143(2)
Cultural commentary
City life: beards, professional unions
145(1)
Language: Bulgarian tense system; history of Slavic writing systems
146(1)
Literature: medieval period
146(1)
Philanthropy
146(1)
Lesson 22
Dialogue
147(2)
Basic grammar
The future anterior tense
149(1)
The future in the past tense: introduction and formation
150(1)
The future in the past tense: basic usage
151(2)
The future in the past as an expression of surprise or disappointment
153(1)
The future in the past in conditional constructions
154(2)
Exercises
156(1)
Additional grammar notes
Kinship terminology, continued
157(1)
Sample sentences
158(1)
Sentences for translation
159(1)
Reading selection
160(2)
Glossary
162(3)
Cultural commentary
City life: outdoor cafes
165(1)
Food and drink: wine
165(1)
Literature: Aleko Konstantinov
165(1)
Geography: Banat
165(1)
History
165(1)
Lesson 23
Dialogue
166(2)
Basic grammar
Review of participles
168(1)
Past passive participle
168(1)
Past active participle
168(1)
The present active participle: formation and usage
169(2)
The verbal adverb
171(1)
The future anterior in the past tense
172(1)
Conditional constructions, continued
173(3)
Review of the Bulgarian tense system
176(1)
Bulgarian Verbal Tenses (Indicative Mood)
176(2)
Exercises
178(1)
Additional grammar notes
Derivation of nationality names
179(2)
Sample sentences
181(1)
Sentences for translation
182(1)
Reading selection
183(2)
Glossary
185(4)
Cultural commentary
History: Patriarch Euthymius
189(1)
Archaeology: Thracian civilizations
189(1)
Customs: sunburns
189(1)
Geography: Balchik
189(1)
Bureaucracy
189(1)
Lesson 24
Dialogue
190(2)
Grammar
The renarrated mood: introduction
192(1)
Formation of the renarrated mood: general principles
192(2)
Renarrated mood: present and imperfect tenses
194(1)
Renarrated mood: future and future in the past tenses
195(1)
Renarrated mood: aorist tense
196(1)
Use of the renarrated mood in narrative context
197(4)
Summary: use of the renarrated mood
201(1)
Exercises
202(1)
Sample sentences
203(1)
Sentences for translation
204(1)
Reading selection
205(2)
Glossary
207(2)
Cultural commentary
Religion: mosques and churches
209(1)
History: Georgi Dimitrov
209(1)
Archaeology: recent excavations
209(1)
Geography: citation of place names; local food and drink
209(1)
Folk belief
210(1)
Lesson 25
Dialogue
211(2)
Grammar
The renarrated mood, continued
213(1)
Renarrated mood in 1st and 2nd person
213(1)
Renarrated mood of the past indefinite and past anterior tense
214(1)
Renarrated mood of the future anterior and future anterior in the past tense
215(3)
The "admirative" and "dubitative" moods
218(1)
Forms expressing "stronger renarration"
219(2)
Review of the renarrated mood: the general concept of "distancing"
221(1)
Tense vs. Mood in Bulgarian: Temporal Distance vs. "Involvement Distance"
222(1)
Exercises
223(1)
Sample sentences
223(1)
Sentences for translation
224(1)
Reading selection
225(2)
Glossary
227(2)
Cultural commentary
Geography: Vitosha
229(1)
Names
229(1)
Political history: socialist government (and jokes)
229(1)
Folklore
229(1)
Lesson 26
Dialogue
230(2)
Grammar
Verbal prefixation, review
232(1)
Aktionsarten and the Bulgarian verb: general principles
232(1)
The prefix B-
232(1)
Aktionsart derivation: B-
233(1)
The prefix
234(1)
Aktionsart derivation: (meaning 1)
234(1)
Aktionsart derivation: (meaning 2)
235(1)
The system of Aktionsarten in Bulgarian
236(1)
Aktionsarten (Prefixal and prepositional meanings in Bulgarian)
237(1)
The usefulness of a classification phrased in terms of Aktionsarten
238(1)
The prefix
238(1)
Aktionsart derivation: (meaning 1)
238(1)
The prefixes Ot- and pa3-
238(1)
Aktionsart derivation: Ot- (meaning 1)
239(1)
Aktionsart derivation: pa3- (meaning 1)
239(1)
Degrees of predictability within the system of Aktionsarten
240(1)
The prefix
240(1)
The prefix
240(1)
The prefixes and Ha-
241(1)
Word order in certain fixed phrases
241(1)
Exercises
242(1)
Sample sentences
243(1)
Sentences for translation
244(1)
Reading selection: Ahha Kamehoba
245(2)
Glossary
247(2)
Cultural commentary
History: Graf Ignatiev and the treaties of 1878
249(1)
City life: on the streets
249(1)
Geography: the Danube
250(1)
Folklore: the walled-in wife
250(1)
Customs: "topping off"
250(1)
Literature: Anna Kamenova
250(1)
Lesson 27
Dialogue
251(2)
Grammar
The conditional mood: introduction and formation
253(1)
Word order in the conditional mood
253(1)
The conditional mood used to describe hypothetical states
254(1)
The conditional mood used in attenuated commands and statements
255(1)
The conditional of impersonal and modal constructions
256(1)
"Non-conditional"
257(1)
The conditional mood in conditional constructions
258(2)
Archaic case forms
260(1)
Exercises
261(1)
Sample sentences
261(1)
Sentences for translation
262(1)
Reading selection
263(2)
Glossary
265(2)
Cultural commentary
Forms of address: "Welcome"
267(1)
Folklore: proverbs; folk medicine
267(1)
Literature: Iordan Iovkov
267(1)
Lesson 28
Dialogue
268(2)
Grammar
Tense, aspect, and mood in the Bulgarian verb
270(1)
Review of conditional constructions
270(2)
Tense vs. mood in conditional constructions: general observations
272(1)
Factive vs. hypothetical conditional constructions
273(3)
Concrete vs. theoretical conditional constructions
276(1)
Specific vs. broad interpretation of conditional constructions
277(1)
Conditional constructions: summary
278(1)
Modal usage of the future anterior
278(1)
Factive vs. hypothetical, and the usage of
279(3)
Exercises
282(1)
Sample sentences
283(1)
Sentences for translation
284(1)
Reading selections
285(2)
(poem)
286(1)
Glossary
287(2)
Cultural commentary
Geography: Vitosha
289(1)
Literature: Dimcho Debelyanov
289(1)
Guests
290(1)
Food and drink: foreign borrowings
290(1)
History: April uprising
290(1)
Lesson 29
Dialogue
291(2)
Grammar
Tense, mood, and aspect in Bulgarian: general review
293(1)
Past narration and the renarrated mood
294(1)
Renarrated forms of the aorist revisited
295(2)
Renarrated forms of the imperfect revisited
297(2)
Towards a solution: transcending tense, aspect, and mood
299(1)
Usage of the generalized past
300(2)
Exercises
302(1)
Sample Sentences
302(1)
Sentences for translation
303(1)
Reading selection
304(2)
Glossary
306(2)
Cultural Commentary
Literature: Hristo Botev
308(1)
Literature: Zahari Stoyanov
308(1)
Geography: Bessarabia
309(1)
Village life
309(1)
Lesson 30
Dialogue
310(2)
Postscript
Standard and literary languages: the Bulgarian literary standard
312(2)
Variation within standard languages, and the concept of "norm"
314(2)
Dialectology and linguistic geography: the study of rural dialects
316(1)
Dialectology and sociolinguistics: the study of urban dialects
317(1)
The Bulgarian language: conclusion
318(1)
Reading selections
319(2)
Glossary
321(4)
Cumulative Glossary: Lessons 1-30 325(58)
Index 383

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