Ronelle Alexander, with the assistance of Olga M. Mladenova
Finalist for the award for Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy, given by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East-European Languages (AATSEEL).
“A magnificent course by one of the foremost experts on the Bulgarian language in the world.”
—Victor A. Friedman, University of Chicago
This is the first comprehensive textbook teaching English-speakers to read, write, and speak contemporary Bulgarian. The text is designed to be adaptable for students of varying skill levels and can be taught at a gradual or intensive pace. It is also a much-needed reference grammar of Bulgarian, incorporating the latest research and theories on Bulgarian grammar in accessible layman’s language.
Volume 2, treating more complex issues of grammar and syntax, contains Lessons 16–30 and a cumulative Bulgarian-English glossary covering both volumes.
Together, volumes 1 and 2 of Intensive Bulgarian provide all the materials necessary for teachers and students to learn lively, modern colloquial Bulgarian, to become familiar with Bulgarian cultural life, and to thoroughly understand Bulgarian grammar. Slavic scholars will also find in Volume 2 both a thorough presentation of the Bulgarian verb system, as traditionally conceived, and a new analysis of this system.
Additional materials in the Intensive Bulgarian series:
Ronelle Alexander is professor of Slavic languages and literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She has traveled throughout Bulgaria for her research on dialects and traditional culture and has been interviewed on Bulgarian radio. She has also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles; Yale University; and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Olga M. Mladenova, a native speaker of Bulgarian, is assistant professor of Russian at the University of Calgary in Canada.
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