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Nepali: A Beginner's Primer
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Our proposal is to rehabilitate and refresh the excellent pedagogical learning resources developed at Cornell by constructing a web-based course in natural language Nepali. We produced a beginner-level online course and glossary in Nepali Unicode for self-study of both spoken and literary Nepali in a natural language environment. Using web authoring tools, we created an integrated set of enhanced multimedia instructional materials for Nepali.

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Resources for the Study of Pashto Literature
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This provides materials from (a) the pivotal modern poet, Amir Hamza Shinwari; (b) narrative folk poetry and its sung form; (c) Malang Jan, a popular mid-20th century Afghan poet now beginning to enjoy high culture status; (d) current and past orthographic practices in Afghanistan and Pakistan; (e) historical narrative poetry collected orally in the late 19th century.

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Sindhi Digital Dictionary
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The Sindhi English Dictionary project was supervised by Dr. Sarmad Hussain, who heads the Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing (CRULP; www.crulp.org) at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore Pakistan. The project was developed in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Cole at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and funded by South Asian Language Resource Center (SALRC) at University of Chicago. CRULP was established in July 2001 specifically to address the local language support for Urdu and other Pakistani languages. The center has worked extensively on Urdu linguistics, standardization for computing, and modeling of script, speech and language. Research is being conducted in all aspects of Urdu, including acoustic phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, grammar and semantics.

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