Icelandic: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of Icelandic.
Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Icelandic in short, readable sections. Each grammar point is illustrated with numerous examples drawn from everyday life, clarifying the grammatical structure in use while providing insight into Icelandic culture.
Icelandic: An Essential Grammar is the ideal reference grammar for all learners of Icelandic, whether class-based or independent, looking to progress beyond beginner level.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Icelandic Language: Sounds, Letters and Words 1. The Alphabet 2. Pronunciation 3. Spelling and Punctuation 4. Words and Word Formation 5. Vowel Shifts Part 2: Parts of Speech 6. Verbs 7. Nouns 8. Pronouns 9. Adjectives 10. Numerals 11. Adverbs 12. Prepositions 13. Conjunctions, Interjections and Exclamations Part 3: Syntax 14. Word Order 15. Use of the Cases 16. Possession 17. Reflexivity
Daisy L. Neijmann has taught Icelandic for close to thirty years in Canada, the UK and Iceland. She currently teaches Icelandic as a Second Language at the University of Iceland.