Her publications include The Structure of the Magahi Verb, 1985 (Menorah), Magahi Bhasha Kiwi Kriya Sanrachanaa Kea Bhashayaigyanik Adhyayan, 1985 (Sahitya Bhawan), and Madhyavarta Hindi Paathyapustak (a textbook in Intermediate Hindi, with a full set of video tapes), 1984, revised 1986 (University of Wisconsin South Asia Center).
This book also provides material for teaching and improving speaking proficiency. It does so by including three kinds of oral materials, namely Situational Conversation, Oral Presentation on assigned topics, and Simultaneous Oral Translation.
The section on writing in this course is in addition to whatever ten exercises may be necessary as part of the intensive reading exits. It is designed to provide students with thematically :2-zed specialized vocabulary on the basis of which they can 7.7: coherent paragraphs on those themes in free composition.
Format-related writing (such as personal and professional letters, applications, and the like) will also be assigned.
Listening is an extremely important skill which also needs to start and learned in a structured way. Audio-visual materials, :- without scripts, should be used as part of a course so tried as to provide for extensive listening exposure to varied materials (talks, dialogues, songs, and TV or movie segments) and for the testing of listening comprehension.
In conclusion, I would like to acknowledge the cooperation of those friends and colleagues who have helped in one way or another to make this textbook possible. My participation in the preparation and teaching of a special competency-based course in Advanced Hindi in the summer of 1986 with Professor Mahindra Verma and Dr. Narendra Sinha provided a number of ideas and materials which have been incorporated here. Consultation with Professor Yamuna Kachru has resulted in the inclusion of the play "Ande ke Chilke" and the story "Mard" with her glossaries. The pre-final version of the book was looked at and commented on by Professor Peter E. Hook. I have benefitted from all these suggestions but I alone am responsible for whatever shortcomings are still there and are in need of further improvement. All those students of mine on whom most of these materials were tried in class and who gave me helpful feedback are deserving of my gratitude. Special mention must, however, be made of Randal Alain Everts, who spared me a lot of legwork by running to the library for the needed reference materials. I have appreciated Mithilesh Mishra's suggestions in regard to some textual questions.
Griffith A. Chaussee and later Mika Fukuda's contributions have been absolutely invaluable in that in spite of various academic and personal concerns, they undertook the typing of the manuscript and have done such a beautiful job. Mika Fukuda also took care to make page and line format adjustments wherever necessary to make the final product more consistent and aesthetically pleasing. The Department of South Asian Studies has been very supportive of this project. I am extremely grateful to Professor David Knipe for his encouragement, to Professor Joseph Elder for his support, and to Sharon Dickson for her ungrudging cooperation.
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