Exploring the German Language by Sally JohnsonExploring the German Language by Sally Johnson

Exploring the German Language

bySally Johnson, Natalie Braber

Paperback | September 15, 2008

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If we want to understand how German speakers think about themselves and the world in which they live, then a useful place to begin is by looking at the language they use. This fully revised and updated edition provides a systematic approach to the study of the German language and an introduction to the social aspects of the language, including its dialects, its history and the uses of the language today. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed, and each chapter is accompanied by a series of practical exercises. This edition includes a brand new section on gender, purism and German unification, fresh examples for analysis and an updated chapter on the geography of Germany today. The book will help students not only to find new ways of exploring the German language, but also of thinking and talking about German-speaking cultures.
Title:Exploring the German LanguageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:312 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.75 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Asser PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521692997

ISBN - 13:9780521692991


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The History and Geography of German: 2. The German language past and present; 3. The German-speaking areas; Part II. The Structures of German: 4. The sounds of German; 5. Putting the sounds together; 6. The structure of German words; 7. The structure of German sentences; 8. The meaning of German words; Part III. The German Language in Use: 9. Meaning in context; 10. Variation in German.