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Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar

1st Edition

By Philip Holmes, Hans-Olav Enger


554 pages

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Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, and for students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the complexities of Norwegian in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Norwegian as used by present-day native speakers.

An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Table of Contents

Preface ; Symbols and abbreviations; Introduction: What is Norwegian?; Chapter 1 Nouns; Chapter 2 Adjectives; Chapter 3 Numerals; Chapter 4 Pronouns and determiners; Chapter 5 Verbs; Chapter 6 Adverbs; Chapter 7 Prepositions; Chapter 8 Interjections; Chapter 9 Conjunctions and subjunctions; Chapter 10 Sentence structure and word order; Chapter 11 Word formation; Chapter 12 Orthography; Chapter 13 Punctuation; Appendix 1 Linguistic terms; Appendix 2 English–Norwegian and Norwegian–English linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index

About the Authors

Philip Holmes is Reader Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull, UK, and co-author of four grammars of Swedish and Danish for Routledge, as well as Colloquial Swedish (2016).

Hans-Olav Enger is Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics at Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier at Oslo University, Norway. He has edited Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift, is currently editor of Maal og Minne and is the author of many articles and book chapters on the Norwegian language, as well as co-author of Innføring i norsk grammatikk – Morfologi og syntaks.

About the Series

Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

Comprehensive Grammars are clear guides to the entire grammar system of each language. They are suitable for intermediate to advanced learners and a must for every language reference library.

All Comprehensive Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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