Reading German: A Course Book and Reference Grammar by Waltraud ColesReading German: A Course Book and Reference Grammar by Waltraud Coles

Reading German: A Course Book and Reference Grammar

byWaltraud Coles, Bill Dodd

Paperback | September 1, 1997

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Reading German is a structured reading course designed to take a wide variety of users to an independent reading of authentic German texts. It is ideally suited for courses in colleges and universities, for students or specialists in any discipline, and for independent learners. Drawing onrecent research into reading in a foreign language, the course chapters focus on the recognition and decoding of progressively complex written structures, before rehearsing a variety of strategies (such as skimming and scanning) for negotiating longer and more complex texts. The book has four sections: *a 16-chapter reading course *an extensive reference section containing a specially-designed grammar of written German *a further exercises section, for further work on recognizing structures *a text corpus containing 23 texts of various types, with facing English translations. Grammatical points explained in the reference section are frequently illustrated using examples located in the text corpus. The only other resource the user will need is a bilingual dictionary. Advice on how to use a dictionary is contained in the reference section.

About The Author

Waltraud Coles is at University of Durham. Bill Dodd is at University of Birmingham.

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Title:Reading German: A Course Book and Reference GrammarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.87 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198700202

ISBN - 13:9780198700203

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Table of Contents

IntroductionReading CourseReference SectionFurther ExercisesGerman/English Text CorpusIndex

From Our Editors

This comprehensive study aid to reading real German texts provides essentials for both students and specialists who have to develop a reading knowledge of German in order to study their core subject. The book includes further exercises, translation of authentic German texts, and an extensive reference section.

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Very good grammer support for interesting texts. Useful to have key for independant study.