A Course in Modern Romania
James E Augerot
This comprehensive course in modern Romanian is intended for anyone interested in learning this Eastern Romance language. Its purpose is to provide English speakers interested in Romania with a comprehensive course in the language, something greatly lacking at present. Designed by a leading American linguist, in consultation with several Romanian experts, this textbook will be of great use at universities throughout the English-speaking world where Romanian is taught. The course is divided into two parts. Part One (Chapters 1-16) is intended to develop oral proficiency, each lesson containing a preparatory section in which the student is simultaneously introduced to pronunciation, intonation, and new semantic and syntactic structures. In Part Two (Chapters 17-31) grammatical explanations become more thorough and formal and the texts become more erudite as emphasis shifts to the written language. At the same time, Part Two shifts emphasis from conversation to vocabulary acquisition by means of extensive reading selections. The manual also includes a comprehensive Romanian-English glossary.The author, James E. Augerot, is professor of East European languages at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. and a former Fulbright lecturer at Babe-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca.