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Autumn 2003 (11.3)
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What's New in Print about Azerbaijan?
Learn Azeri

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The second edition of "Elementary Azerbaijani" by Kurtulush Oztopchu has just been released this summer. This is the only serious major grammar textbook currently available for learning Azeri in the English language. The first edition was published in 2000.

"Elementary Azerbaijani" is a beginning level course and the first Azerbaijani textbook in Latin script in English. The book contains conversational language, a graded grammar (simple to more complex), extensive coverage of the basic grammar, written exercises and audio drills with each unit.

Although the text uses the official Latin-modified script for Azeri, it also includes drills in Azeri Cyrillic, as many books were published in this script during the Soviet period (1920-1991).

The appendices include conjugations and an Azerbaijani-English / English-Azerbaijani glossary with approximately 2,400 words each.

The author, Dr. Kurtulush Oztopchu, taught Azeri in summer sessions at UCLA from 1993-1997, as part of the John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute. He has written several scholarly works relating to Turkic languages, including an article published in Azerbaijan International: "
A Comparison of Modern Azeri with Modern Turkish". AI 1:3 (Autumn 1993).

"Elementary Azerbaijani" by Kurtulush Oztopchu. Kitab Matbaasi: Istanbul, Turkey, 2003. Soft bound, ISBN 975-93773-0-6, photos and illustrations, 381 pages.

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