LINGUIST List 16.452

Tue Feb 15 2005

Books: Applied Ling/Lexicography, German: Fagan

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Using German Vocabulary: Fagan

Message 1: Using German Vocabulary: Fagan

Date: 14-Feb-2005
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Using German Vocabulary: Fagan

Title: Using German Vocabulary
Published: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL:

Author: Sarah M. B. Fagan
Paperback: ISBN: 0521797004 Pages: 596 Price: U.S. $ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521797004 Pages: 596 Price: U.K. £ 26.00

This textbook provides a comprehensive and thematically structured
vocabulary for students of German. Designed for all but the very beginning
levels of undergraduate study, it offers a broad range of vocabulary, and
is divided into 20 manageable units dealing with the physical, social,
cultural, economic, and political world. The word lists are graded into
three levels that reflect difficulty and likely usefulness, and are
accompanied by extensive exercises and activities, designed to reinforce
work done with the lists, and to increase students' competence in using the
vocabulary. Suitable for both classroom teaching and private study, the
exercises also make use of authentic German texts, enabling students to
work with the vocabulary in context. Clearly organized and accessible,
Using German Vocabulary is designed to meet the needs of a variety of
courses at multiple stages of any undergraduate programme.

1. Towns and buildings, household, gardens
2. The physical world, the animal world, weather
3. The human body and health, the health service and medicine
4. Physical appearance, gesture and movement
5. Personality and human behavior
6. Clothes, accessories and grooming, food and drink
7. Perception, color and light, materials and textures
8. Shapes and patterns, size and quantity, containers, time
9. Visual and performing arts, media and popular culture
10. Literature and literary criticism, speaking, reading and writing
11. Leisure, sport
12. Tourism, travel and transport
13. Family, birth, death, and marriage, religion
14. Education, science
15. Agriculture, industry
16. Business and commerce, employment
17. The office and computing, post and telecommunications
18. Law, finance
19. Geography, history, war, and peace
20. Politics and international relations, public services, social and
environmental issues
-Answers to the exercises.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (GER)

Written In: English (ENG )

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