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Sun Feb 19 2012

Books: Applied Ling: Whittle, Klapper, Glöckel, Dodd, Eckhard-Black

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Date: 16-Feb-2012
From: Tara Thomas <>
Subject: Modern German Grammar: Whittle, Klapper, Glöckel, Dodd, Eckhard-Black
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Title: Modern German Grammar Subtitle: A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition Series Title: Modern Grammars Published: 2011 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Author: Ruth Whittle Author: John Klapper Author: Katharina Glöckel Author: Bill Dodd Author: Christine Eckhard-Black Hardback: ISBN: 9780415577717 Pages: 480 Price: U.S. $ 175.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415577717 Pages: 480 Price: U.K. £ 130.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415567268 Pages: 480 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415567268 Pages: 480 Price: U.S. $ 39.95

Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide, Third Edition is an innovativereference guide to German, combining traditional and function-based grammarin a single volume.

The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers grammatical categoriessuch as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is organisedaccording to language functions and notions such as:

•making introductions

•asking for something to be done

•delivering a speech



The book addresses learners' practical needs and presents grammar in both atraditional and a communicative setting. New to this edition, and buildingon feedback from the previous edition:

•The rules of the latest (and so far final) spelling reform have beenimplemented throughout.

•Examples of usage have been updated and consideration given to Swiss andAustrian variants.

•The chapter on register has been expanded and now includes youth languageand frequently used Anglicisms in German.

•The Index now has even more key words; it has also been redesigned todifferentiate between German words, grammar terms, and functions, thusmaking it more user-friendly.

The Grammar assumes no previous grammatical training and is intended forall those who have a basic knowledge of German, from intermediate learnersin schools and adult education to undergraduates taking German as a majoror minor

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German (deu)
Written In: English (eng)

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