Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide by Ruth WhittleModern German Grammar: A Practical Guide by Ruth Whittle

Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide

byRuth Whittle, John Klapper, Katharina Gl©ckel

Paperback | June 4, 2011

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Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide, Third Editionis an innovative reference guide to German, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.

TheGrammaris divided into two parts. Part A covers grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is organised according to language functions and notions such as:

  • making introductions
  • asking for something to be done
  • delivering a speech
  • possibility
  • satisfaction.

The book addresses learners¿ practical needs and presents grammar in both a traditional and a communicative setting. New to this edition, and building on feedback from the previous edition:

  • The rules of the latest (and so far final) spelling reform have been implemented throughout.
  • Examples of usage have been updated and consideration given to Swiss and Austrian variants.
  • The chapter on register has been expanded and now includes youth language and frequently used Anglicisms in German.
  • The Index now has even more key words; it has also been redesigned to differentiate between German words, grammar terms, and functions, thus making it more user-friendly.

TheGrammarassumes no previous grammatical training and is intended for all those who have a basic knowledge of German, from intermediate learners in schools and adult education to undergraduates taking German as a major or minor part of their studies.

TheGrammaris accompanied by a third edition ofModern German Grammar Workbook(ISBN 978-0-415-56725-1) which features exercises and activities directly linked to theGrammar.

Ruth Whittleis Lecturer,John Klapperis Professor of Foreign Language Pedagogy,Katharina Gl¿ckelis the Austrian Lektorin andBill Doddis Professor of Modern German Studies ¿ all at the University of Birmingham.Christine Eckhard-Blackis Tutor and Advisor in German at the Oxford University Language Centre.

Ruth Whittleis Lecturer,John Klapperis Professor of Foreign Language Pedagogy,Katharina Gl¿ckelis the Austrian Lektorin andBill Doddis Professor of Modern German Studies ¿ all at the University of Birmingham.Christine Eckhard-Blackis Tutor and Advisor in German at the Oxford University Language Centre.
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Title:Modern German Grammar: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:June 4, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415567262

ISBN - 13:9780415567268

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Table of Contents

Part A Structures. Part B Functions