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Polish Culture and Language Through Film: Multimedia Polish language and culture materials from Dr. Paulina Duda. Test and expand your knowledge through famous Polish films by Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Wojtek Smarzowski, and others. Each movie clip is accompanied by a transcript, extensive glossary, and computer-generated listening comprehension questions. The project includes clips and tasks from eight films spanning the Communist period and post-1989 cinema. Recommended for intermediate and advanced students.

ScribeZone: ScribeZone is an instructional tool that teaches language through transcription for multi-language and civilian use; it improves listening and transcription skills, grammatical knowledge, and reading skills through exercises built around authentic materials from a range of media sources. To date, we have developed multiple modules (a total of 76 activities) for the following 13 languages: Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Kazakh, Montenegrin, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. Future activities will include not only the development of additional modules for existing languages, as well as the development of additional modules for Caucasian, Turkic, Baltic, and Slavic languages.

Reference Grammar: Polish

This set of reference grammars has been designed for advanced-level language users and linguists to compare semantic categories across languages. Each grammar also provides background information about the language and its speakers. In some cases the author has included a topic which provides greater illumination of the language (e.g. tongue twisters, slang/profanity, or a set of exemplary texts). These sections are indicated by a shaded background in the left-side navigation pane.

Please note that some of the grammars are very large, in particular Romanian and Georgian, and are best accessed through a high speed connection.

Each grammar has been developed by linguists who are experts in their field and has been peer-reviewed to assure quality, accuracy, and consistency.

Ronald F. Feldstein Indiana University