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Fri Oct 17 2003

Books: Applied Linguistics, Welsh: Brake

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  1. lincom.europa, Beginning Welsh: Brake

Message 1: Beginning Welsh: Brake

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 16:48:16 +0000
From: lincom.europa <>
Subject: Beginning Welsh: Brake

Title: Beginning Welsh
Series Title: LINCOM Language Coursebooks 07
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH,	
Author: Phylip Brake, University of Wales, Aberystwyth 
Paperback: ISBN: 3895865869, Pages: 160, Price: EUR 40
Comment: Invoices in USD and GBP available
The course is envisaged being used in the classroom or by individual
students in their own time.

The course will begin with an explanation of Welsh pronunciation, for
students working without a tutor. For those whose first language isn't
English, the IPA alphabet will be employed throughout the course.

The course will be divided into 12 units. Each unit will contain: a
communicative objective; grammatical explanations; exercises to
practise the grammatical points covered; vocabulary; a dialogue which
will put the language covered in the unit in a more meaningful

Unit 1 will deal with: meeting someone for the first time; mutations,
the definite article, gender, forming noun-plurals, identification
sentences. Unit 2 will deal with: exchanging personal details; the
present tense of the verb 'bod' (to be); adjectives; the weather;
indefinite nouns. Unit 3 will deal with: giving directions; locative
adverbs; the present relative form of 'bod'; prefixed pronouns; the
nominative clause; the emphatic nominative clause; numerals; particles
of speech followed by 'bod'. Unit 4 will deal with: going shopping;
independent and affixed pronouns; conjugated prepositions; genitive
noun phrases; denoting possession. Unit 5 will deal with: talking
about what one used to do; the past and imperfect tenses of 'bod'; the
pluperfect; relative forms of 'bod'; demonstrative expressions; days
of the week. Unit 6 will deal with: describing past events; the past
tense of regular verbs; the immediate perfect of the present tense;
comparison of adjectives; telling time. Unit 7 will deal with:
enquiring about past events; the past tense of irregular verbs,
expressing obligation, prepositional clauses, ordinals, seasons and
months of the year. Unit 8 will deal with: planning for the future;
the future tense of 'bod', the passive voice, the preposition 'ar',
idioms with 'ar'. Unit 9 will deal with the future tense of regular
verbs, the imperative, relative clauses. Unit 10 will deal with:
asking permission, the future tense of irregular verbs, 'gwneud' as an
auxiliary verb. Unit 11 will deal with: saying what one would do, the
subjunctive mood, the conditional subjunctive of 'bod', conditional
clauses. Unit 12 will deal with: news bulletin, defective verbs,
impersonal forms of the verb. (also see the LINCOM webshop: Course discounts available.
Lingfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Welsh (Language Code: WLS)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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