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Thu Dec 06 2012

Books: A Student Grammar of German: Stocker

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Subject: A Student Grammar of German: Stocker
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Title: A Student Grammar of GermanPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Paul Stocker

Hardback: ISBN: 9780521813136 Pages: 274 Price: U.S. $ 95.00Paperback: ISBN: 9780521012584 Pages: 274 Price: U.S. $ 35.99


A Student Grammar of German is an invaluable reference guide forundergraduates and other intermediate and advanced students. Written with theneeds of the learner very much in mind, it sets out the grammar of thelanguage in as clear and jargon-free way as possible. Each chapter starts withan overview of the main grammatical terminology and concepts; these terms arealso cross-referenced in the glossary at the end of the book. To provide avisual guide through each chapter, the main points in each section arehighlighted, and tables summarise important patterns. 'Tip' boxes, which helpthe student to master particular points, are scattered through the text. Everypoint has numerous illustrative examples, each with its translation, carefullychosen from a wide range of printed and electronic media – books, newspapers,magazines, film, and chat-rooms – to reflect contemporary usage across a rangeof registers.

Table of Contents

1. Case2. Nouns3. Determiners4. Pronouns5. Adjectives6. Adverbs7. Modal particles8. Comparison and superlative of adjectives and adverbs9. Prepositions10. Verbs: the indicative tenses – formation11. Verbs: the indicative tenses – uses12. Verbs: other types and forms13. Verbs with prepositional objects or unexpected cases14. The infinitive and participles15. The passive voice16. The imperative mood17. The subjunctive mood18. Word order19. Word formation20. Numbers, spelling, punctuation21. List of strong and irregular verbs22. Tense guide.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Written In: English (eng)

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