Kazakh: A Comprehensive Grammar is the first thorough analysis of Kazakh to be published in English.
The volume is systematically organized to enable users to find information quickly and easily, and provides a thorough understanding of Kazakh grammar, with special emphasis given to syntax.
Features of this book include: descriptions of phonology, morphology and syntax; examples from contemporary usage; tables summarizing discussions, for reference; a bibliography of works relating to Kazakh.
Kazakh: A Comprehensive Grammar reflects the richness of the language, focusing on spoken and written varieties in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. It is an essential purchase for all linguists and scholars interested in Kazakh or in Turkic languages as well as advanced learners of Kazakh.
Dr. Raihan Muhamedowa is Assistant Professor of Turkish Studies at Justus-Liebig Universitate Giessen, Germany.
"A major contribution to the linguistic literature. Finally, an English-language analysis of the contemporary Kazakh language!"
William Fierman, Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, USA
"Muhamedova has created a much needed resource for linguists and scholars of Central Asia. Thorough and authoritative, this work is a superb introduction for the new scholar of Kazakh, and a great reference work for the advanced scholar."
Christopher Straughn, formerly of the Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, USA