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1st Edition

An Essential Grammar

ISBN 9781138843332
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
518 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.