Swedish: An Essential Grammar

2nd Edition

By Ian Hinchliffe, Philip Holmes

© 2008 – Routledge

248 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415458009
pub: 2008-04-07
Hardback: 9781138128743
pub: 2015-09-10

About the Book

This fully revised second edition of Swedish: An Essential grammar incorporates the changes proposed to the Swedish grammar by Svenska Akademiens Grammatik. All examples have been fully updated, the bibliography has been expanded and a number of tables clarified.

Swedish: An Essential grammar provides a fresh and accessible description of the language. It is suitable for independent study or for class-based students. The explanations are free of jargon and emphasis has been placed in the areas of Swedish that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking learners.

Table of Contents

Preface Symbols and abbreviations used in the text Introduction 1 PRONUNCIATION Vowels Consonants and consonant groups 2 STRESS AND ACCENT 3 NOUNS Gender and noun type Indefinite declension Plural forms Differences between Swedish and English number Definite declension Article use Genitives 4 ADJECTIVES Indefinite declension Definite declension Adjectival nouns and nationality words Comparison of adjectives 5 PRONOUNS 6 NUMERALS 7 VERBS The four conjugations Participles and supine Translating verbs The use of the infinitive and different verbal constructions 8 ADVERBS 9 INTERJECTIONS 10 PREPOSITIONS Translating prepositions 11 CONJUNCTIONS 12 WORD ORDER and SENTENCE STRUCTURE Main clause positions (sentence elements) Moving elements within the main clause Subordinate clauses Differences between Swedish and English word order 13 WORD FORMATION 14 ORTHOGRAPHY 15 PUNCTUATION 16 WRITTEN AND SPOKEN SWEDISH Linguistic terms Short bibliography Index

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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JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General