The Uyghurs are one of the oldest Turkic-speaking peoples of Central Asia. Their language is closely related to Uzbek, with which it shares a common ancestor. Modern Uyghur is spoken by about 11 million people in Xinjiang and 2 million people in Central Asia and elsewhere. This textbook offers beginning students a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Uyghur language that emphasizes communicative activities, step-by-step development of linguistic skills, and elements of Uyghur culture. A multimedia DVD includes audio that helps develop listening and speaking skills and videos filmed in different regions of Xinjiang, China.
|Publication date:||1st November 2013|
|Author:||Gulnisa Nazarova, Kurban Niyaz|
|Publisher:||Georgetown University Press|
|Categories:||Language teaching & learning material & coursework,|
Gulnisa Nazarova is a lecturer in Central Eurasian studies at Indiana University. Kurban Niyaz is a Uyghur language material developer at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region, Indiana University.More About Gulnisa Nazarova, Kurban Niyaz