[INDOLOGY] new publication: A Manual of Modern Kannada

Anna Aurelia Esposito anna.esposito at uni-wuerzburg.de
Thu Nov 26 16:10:09 UTC 2020

Dear Prof. Zydenbos,
thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience from years of  
teaching with us all! Finally there is a textbook for Kannada that is  
really recommendable and in addition easily accessible to all!
Best regards,
Anna Esposito

Zitat von Robert Zydenbos via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>:

> As of today, my new book A Manual of  Modern Kannada has become
> available as an Open Access publication at
> https://crossasia-books.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/xasia/catalog/book/736 (The
> clickable button “Buch herunterladen” means “Download book”;
> “Buch  kaufen” means “Buy book”.)
> Indologists on this list: please  bear in mind that there is also a wealth
> of highly interesting  secondary literature in Kannada on classical
> Indological matters… (this  is a hint. Encouragement. Prodding). Kannada
> is a conservative language,  which has remained largely unchanged for the
> past several centuries.  Once one has learnt modern Kannada, it is not a
> big jump to Old Kannada  (yes, it is a jump, but not gigantic).
> (Warning: now comes a shameless  act of advertising –)
> This learner’s manual of  standard modern written Kannada was written for
> use at the University of  Munich and tested in teaching practice with
> students over the past few  years, but it can also be used for
> self-learning. The focus is on the  written language (which is the only
> truly sensible thing to do, as is  explained on pp. x-xi), but there are
> occasional remarks about speech  variations in regional and colloquial
> usage. The grammar is covered in  19 lessons, followed by appendices about
> the phonemic system and script,  numerals, strong verbs, colloquialisms,
> and sandhi. Experience has  shown that the material in the book can be
> studied in the classroom with  4 hours of weekly teaching very easily
> within an academic year (30  weeks of teaching), and a few times this was
> accomplished with a group  of students within a single winter term.
> Robert Zydenbos
> --
> Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos / ಪ್ರೊ.  ಡಾ.
> ರೊಬೆರ್ತ್ ಜೆಯ್ದೆನ್ಬೊಸ್
> Institute of Indology and Tibetology
> Department of Asian Studies
> Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University of Munich – LMU)
> Germany

PD Dr. Anna Aurelia Esposito
Universität Würzburg
Lehrstuhl für Indologie
Philosophiegebäude, Zi. 8U6
Am Hubland
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