Uyghur : An Intermediate Textbook

Textbook: Uyghur, An Intermediate Textbook


Gulnisa Nazarova and Kurban Niyaz

Uyghur: An Intermediate Textbook offers students, professionals, and travelers alike the preeminent tool for expanding their knowledge of the Uyghur language and culture. Combining innovative language learning methodology with authentic audio and video materials, this textbook develops the four primary language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—by integrating them into a clear, balanced whole.

Uyghur: An Intermediate Textbook prepares learners to perform at level 1+/2 or 2+ on the ILR scale and at the Intermediate High to Advanced Mid/High levels on the ACTFL scale.

Features include:

* A multimedia CD that contains videos filmed on location as well as both authentic and scripted audio segments, all highlighting key elements of Uyghur culture

* Authentic original and modified reading passages ranging from short stories to news articles to menus

* Abundant cultural notes to reinforce reading, grammar, and vocabulary skills

* Easy-to-understand examples and exercises on points of Uyghur grammar

* Chapter themes that facilitate immersion in daily Uyghur life and culture

Designed for both classroom and on-the-ground learners, and developed in accordance with the latest ideas in performance-based principles and methodology, Uyghur: An Intermediate Textbook guides readers on a journey to the heart of a fascinating culture.

Gulnisa Nazarova is a senior lecturer at the Department of Central Eurasian and a Uyghur language material developer at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana University.

Kurban Niyaz is a Uyghur language material developer at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana University.

Uyghur: An Intermediate Textbook by Gulnisa Nazarova and Kurban Niyaz perfectly builds on the skills developed in Uyghur: An Elementary Textbook. Once again the authors have compiled an engaging set of practical exercises and interactive activities to motivate students in their continued study of the language and culture of Uyghurs. The beautiful images throughout the text provide a cultural context to complement the language study.”—Rebecca Clothey, Associate Professor, School of Education, Drexel University

Table of Contents
Scope and Sequence
Note to the Student

Preliminary Chapter: My Uyghur Name Is Yalqun
1. Uyghur Personal Names
2. The Uyghur Family
3. Have a Safe Trip!
4. The Language of Food in Xinjiang
5. On the Hillside of the Tengritagh
6. Uyghur Traditional Occupations
7. Campus Life in Xinjiang
8. Uyghur Parties and Meshrep
9. Health, Sports and Medicine
10. In Uyghur Society
11. Last Trip – Khotan
12. Goodbye, Urumchi!

Appendix A: Transcripts of Listening Exercises
Appendix B: Transcripts of Video Exercises
Appendix C: Uyghur-English Glossary
Appendix D: English-Uyghur Glossary