Essential French Grammar

Author: Mike Thacker,Casimir D'Angelo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134611943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

View: 9892

Essential French Grammar is an innovative reference grammar and workbook for intermediate and advanced undergraduate students of French (CEFR levels B2 to C1). Its clear explanations of grammar are supported by contemporary examples and lively cartoon drawings. Each chapter contains: * real-life language examples in French, with English translations * a 'key points' box and tables that summarise grammar concepts * a variety of exercises to reinforce learning * a contemporary primary source or literary extract to illustrate grammar in context. To aid your understanding, this book also contains a glossary of grammatical terms in French and English, useful verb tables and a key to the exercises. Together, these features all help you to grasp complex points of grammar and develop your French language skills.

Essential German Grammar

Author: Martin Durrell,Katrin Kohl,Gudrun Loftus,Claudia Kaiser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 4602

Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly grammar and workbook designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build a real understanding of both spoken and written German. The reference grammar section offers clear explanations of key grammar points while a separate exercise section gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout. Explanations, tables and exercises have been improved and a number of the authentic texts and illustrations have been replaced by new material. Key features of this second edition include: User-friendly layout with updated 2 colour design, engaging illustrations and visually appealing tables throughout to aid the learning process Clear and accessible explanations with memorable examples informed by the latest research on the German language and presented in accordance with current teaching methodology Helpful parallels between English and German provided where relevant End-of-chapter extracts taken from contemporary journalistic or authentic literary sources, illustrating grammar in context, with model translations provided at the back of the book Material to enable better strategic learning and understanding, including a Why Grammar?—FAQ section, a glossary of grammatical terms in both English and German and a complete answer key to exercises Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/kaiser offering a wealth of additional materials, including interactive exercises, quizzes and flashcards to test student understanding, downloadable PDF sheets for classroom use, PowerPoint slides for instructors and audio recordings illustrating the sounds of spoken German. Written by highly experienced lecturers in the field, Essential German Grammar is an invaluable resource for intermediate and advanced students of German (CEFR levels A2 to B2, ACTFL Novice High to Intermediate High). It is designed to function equally as a free-standing grammar or as a foundation grammar for Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage and is suitable for both classroom use and self-study.

French Grammar: A Complete Reference Guide

Author: Daniel Calvez

Publisher: NTC Foreign Language

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 486

View: 7082

French Grammar helps language learners at every level navigate the intricacies of the French language. Designed to help you speak and write in French with greater confidence and precision, it avoids tedious memorization drills, focusing, instead, on patterns commonly found in contemporary French speech and writing. Chapters feature detailed presentations of forms and usages, clearly explained, along with lists, tables, and charts that offer at-a-glance summaries of the elements covered. This new edition includes 64 pages of exercises.

Essential French Grammar

Author: Seymour Resnick

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113418

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 6858

DIVLogical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher. /div

Modern French Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Margaret Lang,,Isabelle Perez,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134323018

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 1380

This new edition of the Modern French Grammar is an innovative reference guide to French, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two parts, Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives and Part B is organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information describing processes and results expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition includes clearer explanations and greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of French. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of French at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern French Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

Essential German Grammar

Author: Guy Stern,E. F. Bleiler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113396

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 2357

DIVLogical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher. /div

Essential Russian Grammar

Author: Brian Kemple

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611614X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 990

DIVLogical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher. /div

Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

Author: Carol H. Rounds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134589360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 5427

This user-friendly guide to modern Hungarian clearly introduces the most important structures of this fascinating language. Suitable for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, it can be used by those studying independently or following a taught course. Topics include: * verbal prefixes * aspect and tense * word-formation mechanisms * linking vowels * the case system and its uses * word order. Appendices include the formation of irregular verbs, complete noun declensions and irregular noun patterns.

A Comprehensive French Grammar

Author: Glanville Price

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697677

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 9390

Characterized by clear and accessible explanations, numerous examples and sample sentences, a new section on register and tone, and useful appendices covering topics including age and time, A Comprehensive French Grammar, Sixth Edition is an indispensable tool for advanced students of French language and literature. A revised edition of this established, bestselling French grammar Includes a new section on register and medium and offers expanded treatment of French punctuation Features numerous examples and sample sentences, and useful appendices covering topics including age, time, and dimension, all available in an easily-navigable format Written by renowned French scholar, Glanville Price

Finnish: An Essential Grammar

Author: Fred Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134070527

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

View: 8288

This second edition of Finnish: An Essential Grammar has undergone profound revisions. The chapter on basic sentence structure has been rewritten and syntax has been given more space. Sections have been added on phrase types, simple clause types, and types of complex sentences. A section on discourse particles has been added. The vocabulary of the copious example sentences has been updated to give it a touch of the twenty-first century. The section on modern colloquial Finnish has been considerably expanded. Internet addresses helpful for any learner of Finnish are provided which make is possible to automatically analyse the grammatical structure of any Finnish words and sentences. It gives not only a systematic account of the structures of the written language, but also features the characteristics of colloquial Finnish. No prior knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader and grammatical rules are clearly explained without jargon. Features include: pronunciation guide, including the tendencies in present-day colloquial Finnish thorough descriptions of morphology (word structure) and syntax (sentence structure) clear rules and an abundance of concrete examples inflection tables subject index internet addresses to online software for grammatical analysis of Finnish. This is the ideal reference source both for those studying Finnish independently and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Catalan

An Essential Grammar

Author: Nicolau Dols,Richard Mansell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317415213

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

View: 5589

Catalan: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of Catalan. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear explanations and sets out the complexities of Catalan in short, readable sections clarified by examples. Quick reference overviews are also provided in the appendix. ? Catalan: An Essential Grammar is the ideal reference grammar for all learners of Catalan, whether class-based or independent, looking to progress beyond beginner level.

Essential French Grammar: Teach Yourself

Author: Brigitte Edelston,Robin Adamson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444130811

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 1988

Essential French Grammar will help you get more out of your study of French. Essential French Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to French grammar. You don't need to know a lot about grammar before you start. Everything is explained simply and there are lots of examples to illustrate each point. Unlike more traditional grammars, Essential French Grammar is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for them. If you already know some grammar, then you can use the 'reference grammar' section at the back of the book to look up the points you need. The course consists of 18 units illustrating the various uses to which the language can be put, for example, giving instructions or talking about the recent past. The more traditional reference grammar deals with grammatical structures, such as the imperative or the perfect tense. All grammatical terms are explained in the glossary at the back of the book. Each unit contains exercises for you to practice what you have learnt and there is a key at the back of the book for you to check your answers. The new page design in this edition means that the book is even easier to use and the main headings are in English so that you can find your way around the book quickly. This edition contains a 'taking it further' section which will direct you to further sources of real French. Essential French Grammar will help you to understand and manipulate French grammar with confidence because: - you need no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology to use it; - the approach is accessible and supportive; - the examples are clear and in context; - exercises help you practise every point. Now in a brand new edition with new, easy-to-follow page design and interactive on-line features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. END-OF-UNIT SUMMARIES AND ONLINE TESTS Summaries and tests to help you keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of French.

Arabic: An Essential Grammar

Author: Faruk Abu-Chacra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134119178

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

View: 9131

Arabic: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar and structure of Arabic. The complexities of the language are set out in short, readable sections, and exercises and examples are provided throughout. The book is ideal for independent learners as well as for classroom study. Features of this book include: coverage of the Arabic script and alphabet a chapter on Arabic handwriting a guide to pronunciation full examples throughout.

Czech: An Essential Grammar

Author: James Naughton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134444044

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

View: 3710

Czech: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the core structures and features of modern Czech. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Czech in short, readable sections. Suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types, key features include: * focus on the morphology and syntax of the language * clear explanations of grammatical terms * full use of authentic examples * detailed contents list and index for easy access to information. With an emphasis on the Czech that native speakers use today, Czech: An Essential Grammar will help students to read, speak and write the language with greater confidence.

An Introduction to French Pronunciation

Author: Glanville Price

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405132558

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 188

View: 648

An Introduction to French Pronunciation is a comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation. enables students to not only to hear the language, but to know what to listen for includes chapters on the general principles of French phonetics and regional variations in the pronunciation of French includes discussion of vowels, semi-consonants, consonants, rhythmic groups, the syllable, liaison and intonation written by a leading figure in the field, the author of A Comprehensive French Grammar (Blackwell, 2003)

English: An Essential Grammar

Author: Gerald Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136954988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 9838

English: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly guide to the grammar of modern English, written specifically for native speakers and based on genuine samples of contemporary spoken and written English. In the first four chapters, this book covers the essentials of English grammar, beginning with the basics and going on to deal with phrase, clause and sentence structure. A fifth chapter deals with English word formation and spelling, including problem spellings and British and American spelling variants. Features include: discussion of points that often cause problems guidance on sentence building and composition practical spelling guidelines explanation of grammatical terms a set of exercises at the end of each chapter appendix of irregular verbs. With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this Essential Grammar will help you read, speak and write English with greater confidence. It is ideal for everyone who would like to improve their knowledge of English grammar. Gerald Nelson is Professor in the English Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly Reader in the Department of English Language and Literature, University College London, UK.

Urdu, an Essential Grammar

Author: Ruth Laila Schmidt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415163804

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

View: 9825

Urdu: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of the language as it is used by native speakers today. The complexities of Urdu are set out in short, readable sections. Explanations contain minimal jargon and emphasis has been placed on the aspects of Urdu that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking students. Features include: * language examples throughout in both Urdu script and romanization * user-friendly layout * detailed contents list * comprehensive index. Urdu: An Essential Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language and will prove invaluable to students at all levels.

A Spanish Learning Grammar

Author: Mike Thacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138437678

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2081

A Spanish Learning Grammar, Third Edition, is an innovative reference grammar and workbook suitable for you, whether you are studying Spanish at intermediate or advanced level. Its straightforward explanations of grammar are supported by examples with contemporary vocabulary, humorous cartoon drawings, and plentiful, varied exercises, helping you to grasp often complex points of grammar in an enjoyable way. Its carefully devised two-part structure mirrors the learning process, allowing you to focus on core knowledge first and enabling you to progress confidently to more advanced knowledge at your own pace.Key features for this third edition include: New drawings which illustrate grammar through real-life scenarios New vocabulary bringing you up-to-date with Spanish in the digital agRe-ordering of the section on verbs, making the tenses easier for you to find To aid your understanding, this third edition also contains a glossary of grammatical terms, useful verb tables and a key to the exercises. Written in the belief that grammar is the key to real communication, this is an essential textbook for any student of Spanish.