Swedish: An Essential Grammar by Ian HinchliffeSwedish: An Essential Grammar by Ian Hinchliffe

Swedish: An Essential Grammar

byIan Hinchliffe, Philip HolmesEditorIan Hinchliffe

Paperback | May 13, 2008

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This fully revised second edition ofSwedish: An Essential grammarincorporates the changes proposed to the Swedish grammar by Svenska Akademiens Grammatik. All examples have been fully updated, the bibliography has been expanded and a number of tables clarified.

Swedish: An Essential grammarprovides a fresh and accessible description of the language. It is suitable for independent study or for class-based students. The explanations are free of jargon and emphasis has been placed in the areas of Swedish that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking learners.

Title:Swedish: An Essential GrammarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 0.6 inPublished:May 13, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415458005

ISBN - 13:9780415458009

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Table of Contents

Preface  Symbols and abbreviations used in the text  Introduction  1  PRONUNCIATION   Vowels  Consonants and consonant groups  2  STRESS AND ACCENT  3  NOUNS  Gender and noun type  Indefinite declension  Plural forms  Differences between Swedish and English number  Definite declension  Article use  Genitives  4  ADJECTIVES  Indefinite declension  Definite declension  Adjectival nouns and nationality words  Comparison of adjectives  5  PRONOUNS  6  NUMERALS  7  VERBS  The four conjugations  Participles and supine  Translating verbs  The use of the infinitive and different verbal constructions  8  ADVERBS  9  INTERJECTIONS  10  PREPOSITIONS  Translating prepositions  11  CONJUNCTIONS  12  WORD ORDER and SENTENCE STRUCTURE  Main clause positions (sentence elements)  Moving elements within the main clause  Subordinate clauses  Differences between Swedish and English word order  13  WORD FORMATION  14  ORTHOGRAPHY  15  PUNCTUATION  16  WRITTEN AND SPOKEN SWEDISH  Linguistic terms  Short bibliography  Index