Watson, Janet C.E.
A course in Mehri of Dhofar
|pages/dimensions: ||XXII, 324 pages, 1 ill., 3 maps, 175 tables|
|binding: ||Book (Paperback)|
|dimensions: ||17.00 × 24.00 cm|
|publishing date: ||26.02.2020|
|prices: ||49,00 Eur[D] / 50,40 Eur[A]|
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This book is the first coursebook to deal with the Modern South Arabian language, Mehri. Focussing on Mehri as spoken in Central Dhofar, Oman, the work results from several years’ close collaboration with four native speakers of Mehri. The book is multimodal, supported by a large number of audio and audio-visual texts from the Mehri archive housed at the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. It comprises twenty lessons and a glossary of all terms occurring in the lessons. Dialogues within the lessons focus as far as possible on aspects of the traditional culture of the Mahrah, thus introducing the student not only to the language, but also to issues of cultural importance.