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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
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.
Comments This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative and will be taught from Columbia University using videoconferencing technology.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits GradeNoAud(Letter grades only (no audit))
Class Number & Section Details
- TBA Online Meeting
- Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
Instruction Mode: Online
This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative and will be taught from Columbia University using videoconferencing technology. Students who may have a scheduling conflict with the published course time should contact the instructor.
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