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Discovering Albanian I Textbook

Linda Mëniku and Héctor Campos

Publication Year: 2011

Approximately five million people worldwide speak Albanian. The opening of Albania in the 1990s to broader trading and diplomatic relations with other nations has created a need for better knowledge of the language and culture of this country. This book teaches the student to communicate in everyday situations in the language, with each chapter introducing a new situational context. Students learn to discuss work, vacations, health, and entertainment. Students also learn to practice basic skills such as shopping, ordering tickets, and renting an apartment. Upon completing this textbook, students will be at the A2/B1 level of proficiency on the scale provided by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
    The textbook includes:
• eighteen lessons based on real-life situations, including three review lessons
• dialogues to help introduce vocabulary and grammatical structures
• comprehension questions and exercises
• related readings at the end of each chapter
• full translations for all examples discussed in grammar sections
• a series of appendixes with numerous charts summarizing main classes of nouns, adjectives, and verbs
• an appendix with the solutions to most of the exercises in the book
• a glossary with all the words in the dialogs and readings.

Published by: University of Wisconsin Press

Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-ix

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Preface

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pp. xi-xiv

About seven million people speak Albanian as their native language. It is the official language of Albania and Kosovo as well as of some municipalities in Macedonia and Montenegro.1 It is also the first language for numerous minorities in other Balkan countries such as Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria, even though some of these countries may not...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xv-

These materials were tested at Arizona State University’s Critical Languages Institute (CLI) during the summers of 2008, 2009, and 2010 as well as at the University of Tirana during the Faculty of History and Philology’s Albanian summer course. We would like to thank CLI’s director, Dr. Steven Batalden, for letting us test these...

Introduction

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pp. 3-5

Mësimi 1: Prezantimi dhe përshëndetjet (Introductions and greetings)

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pp. 6-16

Mësimi 2: Nga jeni? Ç’gjuhë flisni? (Where are you from? What language do you speak?)

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pp. 17-30

Mësimi 3: Ku banoni? (Where do you live?)

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pp. 31-44

Mësimi 4: Çfarë profesioni keni? (What is your profession? lit., What profession do you have?)

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pp. 45-61

Mësimi 5: Në shtëpi (At home)

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pp. 62-84

Mësimi 6: Përsëritje (Review)

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pp. 85-89

Mësimi 7: Çfarë ka sonte në televizor? (What’s on TV tonight?)

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pp. 90-113

Mësimi 8: Në dyqan (At the store)

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pp. 114-132

Mësimi 9: Shtëpi dhe hotel (House and hotel)

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pp. 133-154

Mësimi 10: Festat zyrtare në Shqipëri (Official holidays in Albania)

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pp. 155-179

Mësimi 11: Rrobat (Clothes)

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pp. 180-198

Mësimi 12: Përsëritje (Review)

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pp. 199-204

Mësimi 13: Pushime dhe libra (Vacations and books)

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pp. 205-222

Mësimi 14: Kinema, imejl dhe internet (Movies, e-mail, and the Internet)

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pp. 223-238

Mësimi 15: Çfarë dëshironi? (How can I help you?)

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pp. 239-262

Mësimi 16: Pushime dhe histori (Vacations and history)

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pp. 263-279

Mësimi 17: Shëndeti (Health)

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pp. 280-297

Mësimi 18: Përsëritje (Review)

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pp. 298-303

Appendix 1: Personal pronouns and clitic pronouns

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pp. 305-

Appendix 2: Demonstrative pronouns and adjectives

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pp. 306-

Appendix 3: Possessive adjectives

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pp. 307-308

Appendix 4: The interrogative and relative pronouns cili ‘which’ and kush ‘who’

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pp. 309-

Appendix 5: Masculine nouns

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pp. 310-311

Appendix 6: Feminine nouns

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pp. 312-313

Appendix 7: Linking articles with class 2 adjectives

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pp. 314-

Appendix 8: Present and imperfect verb forms

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pp. 315-317

Appendix 9: Most common regular and irregular verbs

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pp. 318-319

Appendix 10: Past tense of regular and irregular verbs

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pp. 320-324

Appendix 11: Answers to selected exercises

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pp. 325-340

Vocabulary List

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pp. 341-365

Grammatical Index

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pp. 367-369


E-ISBN-13: 9780299250836
Print-ISBN-13: 9780299250843

Page Count: 416
Publication Year: 2011

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  • Albanian language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
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