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Author Okell, John, author.

Title Burmese (Myanmar) : an introduction to the spoken language. Book 2 / John Okell ; with assistance from U Saw Tun and Daw Khin Mya Swe
Published DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, [2010]


Description 1 online resource
Contents pt. 1. Standard characters -- pt. 2. Less common characters -- Appendices. 1. Conspectus ; 2. Transcription: a description of the sounds represented by the roman letters ; 3. Transliteration: the alphabet with transliteration equivalents ; 4. Character Names: The Burmese names of the characters and symbols ; 5. Identification chart: key to the characters by shape ; 6. Alphabetical order: using dictionaries ; 7. Handwriting: stroke direction and order ; 8. Ornate lettering: illustrative samples ; 9. Abbreviations ; 10. Bibliography
Summary The second volume in a four-part language course, this textbook builds on the spoken language lessons from Book 1 and contains more advanced speaking exercises and practice dialogs, as well as activities to reinforce the material presented in Book 1. The material of Book 2 is arranged in five levels, each of which covers the same set of topics, but each succeeding level both consolidates and extends the learnerÆs proficiency in the topic. The lessons are followed by appendices on etiquette and social behavior in Burma and an outline of Burmese grammar. Okell also presents more extensive vocabulary lists, both Burmese-English and English-Burmese, which are arranged by topic and include such categories as names of clothes, foods, and talking with Buddhist monks. Like the other titles in this series, Book 2 is accompanied by audio files and can be used either under the instruction of a teacher or for self-study. The series was developed over a period of several years and was tested, modified, and expanded after use in the classroom. Language professors and their students or those learning Burmese on their own will appreciate the accessible approach and the manageable size of the lessons of the very practical textbooks in this series
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes PDF (JSTOR, viewed March 9, 2020)
Subject Burmese language -- Spoken Burmese -- Problems, exercises, etc
Burmese language -- Study and teaching -- English speakers.
Burmese language -- Conversation and phrase books -- English.
Burmese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages (see also Vietnamese)
Burmese language -- Study and teaching -- English speakers.
Burmese language.
Burmese language -- Spoken Burmese.
Genre/Form exercise books.
Conversation and phrase books.
Problems and exercises.
Problems and exercises.
Problèmes et exercices.
Form Electronic book
Author Saw Tun, U, author.
Khin Mya Swe, Daw, author.
Northern Illinois University. Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
ISBN 1609092198
Other Titles Burmese : an introduction to the spoken language. Book 2