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This grammar is a comprehensive description of standard Turkmen, the national language of Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Besides its thorough presentation of grammar in traditional descriptive terms, comparisons are made with English structures to facilitate practical understanding. An extremely rich collection of illustrative sentences, along with highlighted examples, cross-references, an extensive set of paradigms, bibliography, and a grammatical index further enhance the value of the work. All structures, examples and sentences are given in the Turkmen alphabet and in linguistic transcription that reflects pronunciation. The introduction offers a full discussion of the Turkmen people and their history, and of the standard language and its dialects. This grammar will be an indispensable reference for students of the language, for researchers who read and translate Turkmen materials, and for Turkologists. As the fullest description in English of any Turkic language (except Turkish), general linguists will also find here an additional source of comparative research in this language family.