Essential German Grammar

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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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 Explanations, tables and exercises have been improved and a number of the authentic texts and illustrations have been replaced by new material.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.

Essential German Grammar

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541839

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 356

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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.

Essential German Grammar

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134665563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly German grammar designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build when developing their communicative skills. The reference grammar section is easy to use, with clear explanations, authentic examples and visually appealing tables. A separate exercise section, with answers, gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned. Key features: * Colour tables and clear layout facilitate learning * Glossary of grammatical terms and accessible explanations * Designed to be used as a free-standing grammar or as a foundation grammar for Hammer's German Grammar and Usage. * Cartoons and an authentic text at the end of each chapter put the grammar points in context

Using German

A Guide to Contemporary Usage

Author: Martin Durrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530002

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 319

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This is a new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Using German, first published in 1992. It provides guidance for those who have already acquired the basics of German and wish to extend their fluency and confidence. Focusing on the particular needs of the English-speaking user, it incorporates important information on recent trends and changes in the German language, including the 1998 spelling reforms, and on style, register and regional variation, frequently ignored by conventional textbooks. It will be an invaluable source of up-to-date guidance on grammar and vocabulary.

German: An Essential Grammar

Author: Bruce Donaldson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134225431

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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

English: An Essential Grammar

Author: Gerald Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136954988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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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.

German Grammar

Author: Paul G. Graves

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812042962

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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Reviews parts of speech, pronunciation, verb charts, sentence structure, punctuation, idioms, and word formation

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

Author: Martin Durrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340742297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 571

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Hammer's German Grammar and Usage has long occupied a pre-eminent position in the field of German studies. Unrestricted by the formal written language, it is firmly based on current usage rather than prescription, covering all the main grammatical phenomena of German and embracing regional variations and registers of the modern standard language. The combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage has proved invaluable for students and teachers of German at intermediate and advanced level. This new edition continues to build on the book's reputation for accessibility and comprehensiveness. The fourth edition has been revised in accordance to the new spelling and punctuation reform and all examples have been updated. With special attention to student needs, the tables summarising basic points have been expanded and the book's layout modified to make it even more accessible. A new glossary of grammatical terms has been added and the three separate indexes have been combined into one.

Arabic

An Essential Grammar

Author: Faruk Abu-Chacra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317215907

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 476

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This new edition of 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, the 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, while exercises and examples are provided throughout. Features of this new edition include: coverage of the Arabic script and alphabet a chapter on Arabic handwriting a guide to pronunciation full examples throughout. Ideal for independent learners and for classroom study, Arabic: An Essential Grammar is the complete reference guide to the most important aspects of modern literary Arabic.

Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

Author: Carol H. Rounds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134589360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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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.

Essential Dutch Grammar

Author: Henry R. Stern

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486116271

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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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

Chinese: An Essential Grammar

Author: Po-Ching Yip,Don Rimmington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134180217

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Catalan

An Essential Grammar

Author: Nicolau Dols,Richard Mansell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317415213

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

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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.

Intermediate German

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Anna Miell,Heiner Schenke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134454279

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Intermediate German is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and now wish to progress to more complex language. Each of the units combines concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency. Features include: clear explanations of the similarities and differences in English and German grammar authentic language examples from a range of contemporary media checklists at the end of each unit for consolidation full cross-referencing throughout extra tips on language learning and learning specific grammar points. Suitable for students learning with or without a teacher, Intermediate German, together with its sister volume, Basic German, forms a structured course of the essentials of German grammar.

Czech: An Essential Grammar

Author: James Naughton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134444044

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

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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.

Essential German Grammar: Teach Yourself

Author: Jenny Russ

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444130846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Is this the right book for me? Want to get more out of your study of German? Essential German Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to German 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 German 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 21 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 practise 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 German. Essential German Grammar will help you to understand and manipulate German 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 online features. Essential German Grammar includes: Chapter 1: Asking for and giving personal information Chapter 2: Introducing and identifying people, places and things Chapter 3: Expressing existence and availability Chapter 4: Expressing location Chapter 5: Talking about the present Chapter 6: Expressing likes and dislikes Chapter 7: Expressing wants and preferences Chapter 8: Expressing permission and ability Chapter 9: Expressing obligation and necessity Chapter 10: Asking for and giving opinions Chapter 11: Talking about habitual actions Chapter 12: Expressing possession Chapter 13: Giving directions and instructions Chapter 14: Making requests and offers Chapter 15: Describing people, places and things Chapter 16: Referring to future plans and events Chapter 17: Describing the past Chapter 18: Talking about the past Chapter 19: Describing processes and procedures Chapter 20: Reporting what was said and asked Chapter 21: Expressing conditions Reference: grammar Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive 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. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Georgian: A Learner's Grammar

Author: George Hewitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134786077

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

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This is the first learner's grammar of this fascinating language to appear for many years. The Grammar presents the language in the form of dialogues and reading passages. Full attention is given to the script reproduction and recognition, pronunciation, lexis and individual points of grammar. There is a range of exercise work. The reference section provides an exercise answer key, Georgian-English glossary and an index of grammatical terms.

Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar

Author: Lewis Glinert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317611322

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 372

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This fourth edition of Hebrew: An Essential Grammar includes expanded coverage of some of the key areas of Hebrew grammar including roots, adverbs and nouns. Additional examples have been added throughout to further clarify many of the grammar points with illustrations from current usage. The Grammar serves as a reference source for the learner or user of Hebrew irrespective of level, by setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections that are clear and free from jargon. It is ideal both for independent study and for students on taught course.

Urdu, an Essential Grammar

Author: Ruth Laila Schmidt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415163804

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

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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.

North Sámi

An Essential Grammar

Author: Lily Kahn,Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317558111

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

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North Sámi: An Essential Grammar is the most up-to-date work on North Sámi grammar to be published in English. The book provides: a clear and comprehensive overview of modern Sámi grammar including examples drawn from authentic texts of various genres. a systematic order of topics beginning with the alphabet and phonology, continuing with nominal and verbal morphology and syntax, and concluding with more advanced topics such as discourse particles, complex sentences, and word formation. full explanations of the grammatical terminology for the benefit of readers without a background in linguistics. Suitable for linguists, as well as independent and classroom-based students, North Sámi: An Essential Grammar is an accessible but thorough introduction to the essential morphology and syntax of modern North Sámi, the largest of the Sámi languages.