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Danish: An Essential Grammar

2nd Edition

By Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen, Philip Holmes

© 2011 – Routledge

268 pages

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Danish: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of current Danish as it is used by native speakers.

It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on those areas of Danish that pose particular problems for English speakers but at the same time providing a broad general account of the language.

The Grammar is the ideal source of reference for the learner of Danish in the early and middle stages. It is suitable for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

This new edition has been fully updated to reflect changes in current language use and recent cultural developments. Features include:

  • clear, jargon-free explanations
  • many tables and diagrams for extra clarity
  • separate glossary of linguistic and grammatical terms
  • detailed index with key Danish and English words


'The volume is characterised by simplicity and practicality; the authors generalise appropriately, retaining the best, and there are many, aspects of a measured atomistic approach - an approach due for revivial.' - Forum for Modern Language Studies

Table of Contents

Preface. Symbols and abbreviations used in the text. 1. Pronunciation 2. Nouns 3. Adjectives 4. Numerals 5. Pronouns 6. Verbs 7. Adverbs 8. Prepositions 9. Interjections 10. Conjunctions 11. Word order and clause structure 12. Word formation 13. Orthography 14. Punctuation Linguistic terms Danish, Latin and English linguistic terms. Short bibliography. Index

About the Authors

Tom Lundskær-Nielsen is Senior Lecturer in Danish at University College London, UK.

Philip Holmes is Reader Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull, UK, and is now a freelance translator.

About the Series

Routledge Essential Grammars

Essential Grammars describe clearly and succinctly the core rules of each language and are up-to-date and practical reference guides to the most important aspects of languages used by contemporary native speakers. They are designed for elementary to intermediate learners and present an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today.
Essential Grammars are a reference source for the learner and user of the language, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections that are clear and free from jargon.
Essential Grammars are ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

All Essential Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Scandinavian Languages (Other)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation