2nd Edition

Polish: An Essential Grammar

By Dana Bielec Copyright 2012
    448 Pages
    by Routledge

    448 Pages
    by Routledge

    Polish: An Essential Grammar is a user-friendly guide to all the important structures of this fascinating language. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Polish in short, readable sections.

    Key features include:

    • a new chapter on studying an inflected language, including detailed analysis of a typical text
    • comprehensive descriptions of the parts of speech covered
    • information presented clearly and logically in table form
    • a wealth of real-life examples
    • nine clearly-presented appendices.

    This grammar is an invaluable asset to anyone wishing to master the Polish language as it is spoken today. Two companion books, Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook and Intermediate Polish: A Grammar and Workbook, provide more detailed practice in the language.

    Preface Acknowledgements   PART I:THE POLISH LANGUAGE  Alphabet  2 Pronunciation and stress  3 Vowel and consonant alternations  4 How to study an inflected language  PART II: PARTS OF SPEECH 5Verbs  6 Nouns  7 Pronouns  8  Adjectives  9 Adverbs  10 Prepositions  11 Conjunctions  12 Numerals  13 Interjections, idiomatic phrases, greetings 14 Particles PART III: SENTENCE ELEMENTS AND STRUCTURE 15 Sentence elements  16 Sentence structure  Appendices  Index


    Dana Bielec is an experienced multilingual language tutor with a specialist qualification in the teaching of dyslexic students.