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.
Table of Contents
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
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