A Beginner's Complete Course

Author: J. F. Safari

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9987081797

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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This handy book is a beginner's complete course in the Swahili language, designed especially for foreigners. The book is a result of the author's many years of teaching experience. It is divided into two parts: part one covers pronunciation; Swahili greetings and manners; classification of nouns; adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc. in twenty-eight lessons and thirty-six exercises. part two includes a study of Swahili usage in specific situations (e.g. at home, in the market, on the road, at the airport, etc.); eleven further lessons and thirteen exercises; the key to the exercises in Parts One and Two; and a Swahili-English vocabulary of words used in the book.
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Author: Fidèle Mpiranya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317612922

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

View: 9787

Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides a practical and comprehensive companion to Swahili grammar, filling in gaps left by other textbooks. Presenting the essentials of Swahili grammar in a highly accessible fashion, it reduces complex language topics to helpful rules and mnemonic aids, enabling maximum grammar retention and accurate usage. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises, allowing students to consolidate and practice their learning. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. Key features include: Twenty five language notes covering key topics such as: personal pronouns; the Swahili noun class system; special class combinations; the imperative, the subjunctive, and the conditional moods; the use of comparatives; the use of monosyllabic verbs; the passive form and various other forms of verb extensions; the relative clause Clear, detailed and jargon-free grammatical explanations supported by an assortment of helpful diagrams, charts and tables and many relevant and up-to-date examples A wide range of communication-oriented exercises to reinforce learning and develop students’ ability to use Swahili actively Audio files to support pronunciation practice, clearly linked to relevant sections of the book and available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138808263/ Four appendices, Swahili-English and English-Swahili vocabulary lists, a bibliography and an index presented at the back of the book for easy access to information. Written by a highly experienced instructor, Swahili Grammar and Workbook will be an essential resource for all students and teachers of Swahili. It is suitable for use both as a companion reference text in language courses and as a standalone text in independent grammar classes.
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The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Lutz Marten,Donovan Lee Mcgrath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113459769X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 5901

Colloquial Swahili is the ideal introduction to the major language of East Africa. Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a step-by-step approach to Swahili. No previous knowledge of the language is required.
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Homework Exercises, Quizzes, Final Exam and Noun Classes

Author: David Kyeu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478720157

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 126

View: 6102

"As an experienced university language instructor in Germanic and Slavic languages and a current student of Kiswahili, I found this reference book to be invaluable. It is very comprehensive and well written, providing a superb reference for Kiswahili noun classes, one of the most difficult aspects of learning this beautiful language. In fact, it is one of the finest language reference documents I have seen in my 40 years of learning and teaching languages, and I give it my strongest possible recommendation. If you are a student of Kiswahili, from beginning to advanced level, you should obtain and utilize this excellent reference - you'll be very glad you did." Barbara Jordan, Jacksonville, Florida
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Author: John M. Mugane

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0896804895

Category: History

Page: 332

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Swahili, or more properly Kiswahili, was once an obscure littoral dialect of an East African Bantu language. Today more than one hundred million people use Swahili, making it one of the few truly international languages: Swahili is to eastern and central Africa what English is to the world. How this came about and why, of all African languages, it happened only to Swahili is the story that John M. Mugane sets out to explore. The remarkable adaptability of Swahili has allowed Africans — and others — to tailor the language to their needs, extending its influence far beyond its place of origin. The Story of Swahili calls for a reevaluation of the widespread but fallacious assumption that cultural superiority, military conquest, and economic dominance determine the prosperity of any given language. The Story of Swahili is about where languages come from, where they are now, and where they are headed, using the success of Swahili as a convenient point of entry. As a language that arose from contact between peoples from diverse cultures, Swahili is an excellent conveyor of the history of communities in eastern and central Africa as well as their associations throughout the Indian Ocean world. It is also a vibrant, living language that continues to adapt to the changing demands of global trade, technology, and communication.
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Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748675833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 8799

This book is a thoroughly revised version of the 1999 edition, which was welcomed at the time as a classic. It now extends the period of coverage to 2012 and includes an entirely new chapter on current developments, making this updated edition an essentia
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kitabu cha wanafunzi wa mwaka wa kwanza

Author: Lioba J. Moshi

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 235

View: 1887

The exercises in this manual are a collection of classroom exercises based on Kiswahili misingi ya kusema, kusoma, na kuandika by Thomas J. Hinnebusch and Sara Mirza (University Press of America, 1979.) Each lesson contains grammar exercises, question and answer exercises to aid students in independent response in Swahili, and drills to aid in sentence building, comprehension, and composition.
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Sarufi ya Kiswahili cha Ngazi ya Kwanza na Kati

Author: Oswald Almasi,Michael David Fallon,Nazish Pardhan Wared

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761863826

Category: Education

Page: 462

View: 8761

This comprehensive book is intended for university students and anyone interested in learning Standard Swahili grammar as spoken in the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. On completing this book, the reader will be able to read, write and converse in Swahili with confidence.
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Author: Nicholas Awde

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781809054

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 194

View: 3426

A gude for the most widely spoken African language contains over five thousand dictionary entries, terms and phrases for daily life siuations, a pronunciation guide, and cultural information.
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Author: Dover

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136574

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 205

View: 3603

DIVContains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. /div
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Author: Adam Weise

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539092490

Category:

Page: 100

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Swahili in One Week is easily accessible to those who struggle to learn languages or doubt their ability to do so. This book sets you on the path to fluency by teaching you the fundamentals of Swahili, which you can use as a base for future learning. The book is divided into seven days worth of subjects and practice exercises and includes Swahili-English and English-Swahili dictionaries. Many language textbooks are full of unnecessary information and simply list words and phrases to be memorized in a misguided attempt to build fluency. How is this book different? You will: A. Learn only the most essential vocabulary or dig deeper into subjects like local food and customs; B. Make learning a language the fun it should be; C. Save time by using the included study plan; D. Ability to have brief exchanges after just one day; E. Communicate in the language in basically any daily situation after one week; and F. Impress Swahili speaking friends with your quick progress in the language. The goal of this book is to give the reader-having no prior knowledge of Swahili-the ability to manage basic exchanges and, more importantly, an understanding of the language upon which they can quickly build to become a proficient speaker. This is why literal translations are used, by knowing "habari yako" means "news your" instead of "how are you," which is the non-literal translation, the language learner adds two unique words plus the phrase to their vocabulary. Compare this to the traditional language learning method The ineffective traditional method guarantees you will: A. Waste your time learning the wrong words; B. Have difficulty retaining words because you do not use them in conversation; C. Struggle to conjugate verbs and build sentences; D. Fail to understand the cultural context in which to use vocabulary; and E. Become frustrated and want to quit All proceeds from this book will go to Tanzanian charities House of Blue Hope and AVC Tanzania.
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Author: Ferdinand de Saussure

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472508823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Ferdinand de Saussure is commonly regarded as one of the fathers of 20th Century Linguistics. His lectures, posthumously published as the Course in General Linguistics ushered in the structuralist mode which marked a key turning point in modern thought. Philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes, psychoanalysts such as Jacques Lacan, the anthropologist ClaudeLevi-Strauss and linguists such as Noam Chomsky all found an important influence for their work in the pages of Saussure's text. Published 100 years after Saussure's death, this new edition of Roy Harris's authoritative translation is now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series with a substantial new introduction exploring Saussure's contemporary influence and importance.
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Author: Dainess Mashiku Maganda

Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 191223470X

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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History is a testament to what happened to a people or a place. It shows how things were and their transformation while explaining why the changes happened. Not only does history allow human beings to trace their trajectory in dealing with specific issues they face in the affairs of making a living, it also highlights movements between people around the world while showing their role in creating systems still in place today. History reveals to us major contributors of the trading systems along the east coast of Africa, documenting the role of the Swahili people and their interactions with different people of the world.The Swahili People and Their Language discusses ways in which the Swahili people came to occupy a prominent position in the world's trading system and how they lost their wealth through their contact with the outside world. The book highlights the strategic position occupied by the Swahili people, their natural resources, their skills and their rich cultural mix and how the contact with the outside world played a major influence that is clearly noticeable to date. The book contributes to the on-going discussion about Africans and their participation in today's development and reminds readers that the creation of the current economic, social and political situation of the Swahili people mirrors the history and positioning of many other formerly independent societies that became colonized nation-states. The authors provide discussions that shade light on critical questions such as: Who are the Swahili people and why are they important? Is there such a thing as a Swahili Civilization? If so, what is it and how does it relate to modern civilization? What place does the Swahili language occupy both in its history and usage on the continent and in the rest of the world?
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Author: James Penhaligon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956890214

Category: English

Page: 387

View: 9942

This popular and well-reviewed book has now been revised with the assistance of several enthusiastic readers, former and current expatriates and Kenyan and Tanzanian friends.The captivating story recounts the humour and tragedy of the author's life as a young boy growing up in what was then colonial Tanganyika and Kenya, and the newly independent countries which emerged. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Africa before and after the Winds of Change swept across the continent to alter the lives of so many lucky enough to experience those times. Like many who were born and lived in Africa, the author's life was not the easy one people think colonial expatriates enjoyed, and he relates so vividly his own tragic experiences with hardship, danger and death. Many perils abounded from wild animals, venomous snakes and deadly tropical illnesses. Notwithstanding the ever-present black shadow of death and danger, was the natural instinct of kids to have fun, and the escapades and pleasure the author and his contemporaries created for themselves is related by Penhaligon with rib-aching humour.
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Author: Nicholas Awde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781804806

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 596

View: 5230

Swahili is one of the Bantu languages, which form the branch of the Niger-Congo family. Its vocabulary is basically Bantu, but many words are borrowed from Arabic.
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Sarufi ya Kiswahili cha Ngazi ya Kwanza na Kati

Author: Oswald Almasi,Michael David Fallon,Nazish Pardhan Wared

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761863826

Category: Education

Page: 462

View: 4087

This comprehensive book is intended for university students and anyone interested in learning Standard Swahili grammar as spoken in the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. On completing this book, the reader will be able to read, write and converse in Swahili with confidence.
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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107611806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.
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A Coursebook

Author: James R. Hurford,Brendan Heasley,Michael B. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion. Each unit includes short sections of explanation with examples, followed by stimulating practice exercises to complete in the book. Feedback and comment sections follow each exercise to enable students to monitor their progress. No previous background in semantics is assumed, as students begin by discovering the value and fascination of the subject and then move through all key topics in the field, including sense and reference, simple logic, word meaning and interpersonal meaning. New study guides and exercises have been added to the end of each unit to help reinforce and test learning. A completely new unit on non-literal language and metaphor, plus updates throughout the text significantly expand the scope of the original edition to bring it up-to-date with modern teaching of semantics for introductory courses in linguistics as well as intermediate students.
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