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Greek: An Essential Grammar

2nd Edition

By David Holton, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton

Routledge

296 pages

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Description

Greek: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to modern Greek. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and supported by examples throughout.

This new edition has been revised and updated to present an accurate and accessible description of the most important aspects of modern Greek.

Features include:

  • clear and up-to-date examples
  • special attention to those points which often cause problems to English-speaking learners
  • Greek/English comparisons and contrasts highlighted throughout.

Greek: An Essential Grammar is ideal for learners involved in independent study and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Levels CEFR scale A1-B2 and ACTFL level Low-Intermediate to Advanced.

Table of Contents

1. The alphabet and pronunciation 2. The writing system 3. The noun and the noun phrase 4. Pronouns and determiners 5. Numerals 6. The verb and the verb phrase 7. The adverb and the adverbial phrase 8. The preposition and the prepositional phrase 9. Conjunctions and particles 10. The clause 11. Word formation 12. Conversational features Appendices Glossary of grammatical terms. Recommended books for further study. Index of grammatical categories and concepts. Index of Greek words

About the Authors

David Holton is Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College.

Peter Mackridge is Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College.

Irene Philippaki-Warburton is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Reading University.

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:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Greek (Modern)
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism