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Polish: An Essential Grammar

2nd Edition

By Dana Bielec


430 pages

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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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Essential Grammars

Essential Grammars describe clearly and succinctly the core rules of each language and are up-to-date and practical reference guides to the most important aspects of languages used by contemporary native speakers. They are designed for elementary to intermediate learners and present an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today.
Essential Grammars are a reference source for the learner and user of the language, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections that are clear and free from jargon.
Essential Grammars are ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General