Dari Grammar and Phrase Book by Ehsan M. Entezar

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"Dari Grammar & Phrasebook is the result of many years research and teaching. It has two parts. Part one (grammar) is a systematic presentation of Dari sound system(phonology, word formation (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax). Each chapter begins with an introduction. This is followed by analysis of the new concepts providing plenty of examples and illustrations. Next comes the chapter summary. Each chapter in part one ends with exercises.

Part two (phrasebook) is about how to communicate with Afghans on a variety of situations(topics). This part first discusses language functions such as asking, ordering, requesting, apologizing, persuading, and so on. The second part is about topics or situations involving shopping, health, transportation, security, government and so on. The relevant vocabulary under each topic are listed into nouns, verbs and adjectives. The topics also include cross-cultural notes and proverbs.

About Ehsan M. Entezar

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Dr. Entezar received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in applied linguistics, his M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College in teaching English as foreign language and his B.A from Kabul University in English. He has taught at Kabul University, Ibn Saud Islamic Univerisity, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Arkansas State, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Fayetteville Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina. He wrote the first Dari book, Farsi(Afghan Persian) for the US. Peace Corps in 1964. Subsequently, he wrote Intermediate Dari (1965) and Dari (1969). Professor Entezar has written numerous articles on the nature of language, bilingualism and language teaching methodology. He is the author of Afghanistan 101: Understanding Afghan Culture (2008).
Published July 26, 2010 by Xlibris. 167 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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