(A Routledge Descriptive Grammar) Albert Borg and Marie Azzopardi-Alexander
Maltese, the national language of the Island of Malta, remains the only Semitic language of Europe, and is spoken by almost 400,000 people. It has been an object of interest and scientific study for a substantial number of years, and the description being presented here, structured in response to the questionnaire which forms the basis of the Lingua Descriptive Series, draws upon much of this work. Focusing primarily on Standard Maltese, the authors clarify many areas which until now remain undefined, with an emphasis on syntax and intonation. English loanwords continue to find their way into Standard Maltese, especially as the Maltese inhabitants become increasingly bilingual, and the variations are studied, as well as their morphological behavior. The book describes the syntactic, morphological and phonological structure of Maltese as one integrated linguistic system composed of different strands (Arabic, Romance and English). 1997, hardcover, 395pp.
Talk Now! CD-ROM Course for Maltese
The Talk Now! series is for any language beginner who wants an entertaining self-study course to learn basic phrases, such as colors, numbers, food, shopping, and time. We have been selling this European-produced CD-ROM for a few years and find that it is highly praised by people from all over the world. Designed by language experts, Talk Now! includes great features like speak and repeat, interactive games, and digital recordings with native speakers. Interactive and fun, it is ideal for beginners and travelers. Test your knowledge with easy and hard quizzes and play a challenging memory game. Monitor your progress: keep your total score and print your own awards. You can also print your own picture dictionary for handy reference. On-screen help is available at all times in over 50 languages. Talk Now! runs on both Macintosh and Windows computers. Shipping weight 1 lb.
Talk The Talk from Eurotalk for Maltese
Learn words and phrases that matter to you with this new language learning CD ROM for youth under eighteen. From "I'll send you a text message later" to "we won the game on penalties", Talk The Talk really gets you talking. Aimed at people who are beginning to get to grips with a new language or preparing for school exams, it gives you more than 200 phrases in your chosen language. Special features include a wide range of topics including travelling, computers and technology, sport, hobbies and school; words spoken by native speakers so you can repeat and learn; quizzes that test your knowledge; the chance to record your pronunciation, compare it to your 'teacher's'' - and then award yourself marks for ability; 3 levels of awards to achieve; automatic localisation - lets you choose the language you learn from; and a printable phrasebook of what you've learnt. More than ten million people worldwide have already learnt a language with EuroTalk. EuroTalk gets results fast and is fun!
Vocabulary Builder from EuroTalk for Maltese
(for absolute beginners)
Vocabulary Builder is an interactive flash card system for parents and teachers to help teach basic language, and for children to play games and record their own words and sentences. Help is provided in over 40 languages by a talented talking tiger! Now available for learning Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Norwegian, Papiamento, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Welsh. Windows and Macintosh CD-ROM.
Maltese-English / English-Maltese Dictionary & Phrasebook
This handbook is perfect for people with an interest in Malta. Included in this handy reference is a basic grammar, a guide to pronunciation, a bi-directional dictionary with phonetic support and a phrasebook covering everything from everyday expressions to shopping terms, transportation tips, food, to health-related information. Also included is a helpful appendix of countries, measures, currency and a short collection of Maltese proverbs. Written especially for Americans, this handy dictionary and lexically-grouped phrasebook is the ideal companion for travelers.With 1,500 entries, introduction to basic grammar, pronunciation guide.