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Elementary Turkish

Revised Third Edition, 2015 in 2 Volumes

Since it was first published in 2006, ElementaryTurkish has been adopted as a textbook in over thirty U.S. universities. Students who complete the two-volume course should be
able to speak, understand, read, and write Turkish
at the level of "intermediate-mid" specified in
AATT’s (American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages) Provisional Proficiency Guidelines.
Both volumes can be used in a classroom setting
or as self-study aids.

With 2 downloadable audio CDs
Santa Monica - Istanbul, 2015

ISBN 978-975-7981-40-4
Volume I: Türk Dilleri Araştırmaları Dizisi 43
Softcover, 344 pages
Volume II: Türk Dilleri Araştırmaları Dizisi 44
Softcover, 398 pages






Elementary Azerbaijani

Revised and Expanded 2012 Edition Now Available! 

A beginning level course for "standard" Azerbaijani,
the official language of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the language spoken by
educated Azerbaijani speakers.
It is the first Azerbaijani textbook in Latin script, published in the West for English speakers.
The initial 2000 edition was printed again in 2003.

Revised and expanded edition
with 2 downloadable audio CDs

Los Angeles - Istanbul, 2012

ISBN 978-0-9654388-7-2
Türk Dilleri Araştırmaları Dizisi 33
Softcover, xvi+358 pages


A 14th-Century Mamluk-Kipchak
Archery Manual

An English & Turkish bilingual edition of
Kitab fi ‘Ilman-Nushshab (A Book on the Knowledge
of Arrows
) or Khulasa (The Essence).
This work is a late 14th century archery manual
written in Mamluk-Kipchak Turkic
and composed during the Mamluk reign in Egypt.
It is the earliest archery manual written in any
Turkic Language. This edition is based on
the only complete existing manuscript of the work,
that is preserved in the Istanbul Beyazit Library

Istanbul - 2002


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