German: An Essential Grammar

By Bruce Donaldson

© 2004 – Routledge

288 pages

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Paperback: 9780415366021
pub: 2006-10-18
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About the Book

German: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the core structures and features of modern German. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of German in short, readable sections.

Suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult education classes, key features include:

  • focus on the morphology and syntax of the language
  • clear explanations of grammatical terms
  • full use of authentic examples
  • a detailed contents list and index for easy access to information.

With an emphasis on the German native speakers use today, German: An Essential Grammar will help students to read, speak and write the language with greater confidence.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Pronunciation 2. Spelling 3. Punctuation 4. Cases 5. Articles 6. Demonstratives 7. Nouns 8. Pronouns 9. Adjectives 10. Adverbs 11. Verbs 12. Conjunctions 13. Preopositions 14. Numerals 15. Negation 16. Common German Abbreviations 17. Language Functions 18. Grammar Charts 19. German Grammatical Terminology 20. Regional Variants of German

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.

All Essential Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR000000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
FOR009000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / German
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN006000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation