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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
Introduces students to the grammar of Classical Literary Tibetan as found in Indian treatises translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan, as well as indigenous Tibetan philosophical works. The course progresses through a sequence of the basic rudiments of the language, including an introduction to the script and its romanization, pronunciation (central Lhasan dialect), normative dictionary order, and the basic categories of grammar. Following these preliminaries, students proceed to guided readings in Tibetan literature designed to introduce them to the formal approach of Tibetan lexical semantics with an emphasis on the role of verbs in determining argument realization options. Over the duration of the course, students encounter new vocabulary (and associated Buddhist concept hierarchies) and increasingly complex sentence structures. This course thus provides a solid foundation for the later exploration of other genres of literature and styles of composition.
When Offered Fall.
Satisfies Requirement TIBET 1121-1122 will not fulfill the language requirement.
Comments This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative and will be taught from Columbia University using videoconferencing technology.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits GradeNoAud(Letter grades only (no audit))
Class Number & Section Details
Prerequisite: Equivalency of 2 semesters of Tibetan language study (modern or classical). This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative and will be taught from Columbia University using videoconferencing technology.
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