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Samuels: Colloquial Tibetan

Samuels, Jonathan:
Colloquial Tibetan : the Complete Course for Beginners / Jonathan Samuels. - London and New York : Routledge, 2014. - XV, 319 S. + 2 CD-ROM. - (The colloquial series)
ISBN 978-0-415-59561-2 (Buch + 2 CDs)
£ 48,21
ISBN 978-0-415-59560-5 (Paperback)
£ 27,99
ISBN 978-0-415-59562-9 (Audio-CDs)
£ 27,49
DDC: 495.483421

Colloquial Tibetan provides a step-by-step course in Central Tibetan as it is spoken by native speakers. Combining a thorough treatment of the language as it is used in everyday situations with an accurate written representation of this spoken form, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Tibetan in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required ...
   Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Tibetan will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Tibetan.
   Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Tibetan pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.
   By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-High on the ACTFL proficiency scales. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgements. xi
Introduction. xii
Pronunciation and the Alphabet: basic sounds and symbols. 1
1. Syllables, letters, combinations and words. 7
2. Hello. Are you well? 21
3. Where are you from? 34
4. Where is Tashi? 47
5. At the Guesthouse. 62
6. Likes and Dislikes. 74
7. Banter at the Teahouse. 89
8. At what time? (Making Arrangements). 102
9. Food and Restaurants. 117
10. Shopping. 131
11. Aren’t you well? 147
12. Travel. 163
13. What did he say? 180
14. Respectfully. 197
15. From Another Perspective. 216
Grammar Section. 234
Key to Exercises. 247
Translations of Dialogues (Units 8-15). 275
Tibetan-English Glossary. 287
English-Tibetan Glossary. 307
Index. 318

JONATHAN SAMUELS (also known by the name Sherab Gyatso) spent 20 years as a monk, living in Tibetan communities in Asia. He is one of a handful of foreigners to have been awarded the title Geshe, having completed a full course of traditional academic studies in Tibetan monastic institutions. He has many years experience teaching Tibetan, and has both designed and taught training courses for translators and interpreters. Jonathan Samuels holds a Masters degree from the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford, and is currently completing his PhD with the same institution. He currently holds the position of Research Fellow (Buddhist Studies) at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at Heidelberg University. Profile page.

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  1. Samuels, Jonathan (2014).  Colloquial Tibetan: the Complete Course for Beginners. The colloquial series. XV, 319 S.