Amdo Tibetan: A Comprehensive Grammar Textbook: ༄༄།། ཨ་མདོའི་ཁ་ (Paperback)
Amdo Tibetan: A Comprehensive Grammar Textbook is a rigorous one-year college-level textbook for English speakers who wish to learn the Amdo dialect of the Tibetan language.
This comprehensive introduction to the language provides dialogues at the start of each new lesson to illustrate the constructions covered in that lesson. Material from previous chapters is recycled within these dialogues to reinforce learning as the lessons progress. Each chapter unpacks the opening sample dialogue and provides an in-depth analysis and technical explanations of the specific constructions presented. Cultural sections are also included in each chapter, as well as a range of exercises and drills to reinforce learning and help students internalize the new information.
The book will be of particular interest to linguists and students with some knowledge of either standard colloquial or literary Tibetan.
About the Author
Kuo-ming Sung is Professor of Chinese and Linguistics at Lawrence University, USA. Lha Byams Rgyal is Senior Researcher at the Tibetology Research Center, Beijing, China.