The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims From 1815 to 1915
Paperback ISBN: 1869192362
The main objective of this study of the Arabic-Afrikaans literary tradition of the Muslim community in South Africa's Cape of Good Hope is to facilitate the reading of Arabic-Afrikaans texts for those who may not be proficient in Arabic reading. The first part of the book traces the emergence of the cultural, linguistic, and literary traditions of the Cape Town Muslim community. Later chapters examine the development of Arabic-Afrikaans as a written script, especially the creation of lettering symbols to represent distinctive Afrikaans sounds, and the creation of systems of transliteration in relation to Roman script. B&w illustrations of script are included. The book was originally a Master's thesis by author Davids (1939-1998), who published many works on the culture and language of the Muslim community in Cape Town. Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A Grammar and Workbook
1st Edition Dutch Paperback ISBN: 0415774438
Oosterhoff (German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, U. of Minnesota) provides a guide to Dutch grammar that includes exercises, for use by beginners in university courses or self-study. It covers 25 grammar points in realistic contexts, followed by examples and exercises. Pronunciation is not covered. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Dutch Paperback ISBN: 0781812836
A language self-study guide for beginners that includes a short primer on Dutch history, 12 practical lessons with dialogues, vocabulary and expressions, exercises with answer key, and 2 companion CDs with dialogues spoken by native Dutch speakers.
Complete Dutch Beginner to Intermediate Course
Learn to Read, Write, Speak and Understand a New Language
Paperback ISBN: 1473623278
The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -22 learning units -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of the Netherlands -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Dutch -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress In this pack you'll get a 384-page book and two CDs of audio learning material (160 minutes).
A Complete Course for Beginners: Learn to Speak, Understand, Read, and Write Dutch With Confidence
Dutch Compact Disc ISBN: 1400019877
This simple and effective introduction to Dutch teaches everything one needs to speak, understand, read, and write in Dutch. This program assumes no background in the language, and it explains each new concept clearly with plenty of examples, making it ideal for beginners or anyone who wants a thorough review. Living Language Dutch includes: ·A course book and six audio CDs ·Two unique sets of recordings, one for use with the book, and a second for use anywhere to review and reinforce ·Natural dialogues, clear grammar notes, vocabulary building, and key expressions ·Plenty of practice, both written and recorded ·Notes on culture, cuisine, history, geography, and more ·Real life “discovery” activities and internet resources ·An extensive two-way glossary
A Comprehensive Grammar
Paperback ISBN: 1138658499
Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference to modern Dutch grammar. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding, and offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, while providing clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Dutch as used by present-day native-speakers. An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Also new to this edition is a section on modal particles. Concentrating on the real patterns of use in Dutch through accessible descriptions of the language, the grammar is an essential reference source for the learner of Dutch.
A Frequency Dictionary of Dutch
Core Vocabulary for Learners
Dutch Paperback ISBN: 041552380x
A Frequency Dictionary of Dutch is a valuable tool for all learners of Dutch, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language. Based on a 290 million word corpus which includes both written and spoken material from a wide range of sources, this dictionary presents Dutch core vocabulary in a detailed and clearly arranged manner: each of the 5,000 entries includes English equivalents and a sample sentence showing language in use. Users can access the top 5,000 words either through the main frequency listings or an alphabetical index. Throughout the frequency listings there are thematically organized lists featuring the top words from a variety of key topics such as animals, food and other areas of daily and cultural life. Words specific to Dutch in Belgium (Belgian Dutch) are also included. An engaging and efficient resource, A Frequency Dictionary of Dutch will enable students of all levels to get the most out of their study. This book was prepared in association with the Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie (INL, Institute of Dutch Lexicology). A CD version is available to purchase separately. Designed for use by corpus and computational linguists, it provides the full text in a format that researchers can process and turn into suitable lists for their own research purposes.
Get Started in Dutch
Absolute Beginner Course
Paperback ISBN: 1444174568
If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Dutch in no time. Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Dutch you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Dutch into use with confidence. Get Started in Dutch has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick - Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations Note that this pack includes a book and an Audio support MP3 CD-Rom.