Danish: A Comprehensive Grammar

2nd Edition

By Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen, Philip Holmes

© 2010 – Routledge

752 pages

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About the Book

Danish: A Comprehensive Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Danish. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Danish grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations.

This edition has been fully updated to reflect changes in grammar, cultural changes and the impact of modern technology. All sections have been systematically revised, and a new section on phrases and an up-to-the-moment account of the use of the comma have been added. The examples and grammar explanations have been improved throughout.

Features include:

  • a wealth of examples from present-day Danish
  • particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
  • Danish-English parallels highlighted throughout the book
  • an extensive index and clear paragraph numbering for easy navigation
  • cross-references in all parts of the book.

Danish: A Comprehensive Grammar is the most comprehensive and detailed Danish grammar available in English and is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Danish at all levels. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Table of Contents

Preface Symbols and Abbreviations Used in the Text 1. Nouns 2. Adjectives 3. Numerals 4. Pronouns 5. Verbs 6. Adverbs 7. Prepositions 8. Interjections 9. Conjunctions 10. Clause Structure and Word Order 11. Word Formation 12. Punctuation 13. Orthography Linguistic Terms. Latin, Danish and English Linguistic Terms Short Bibliography Index

About the Authors

Philip Holmes is Reader Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies at Hull University, and is now a freelance translator.

Tom Lundskær-Nielsen is Senior Lecturer in Danish at University College London.

About the Series

Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

Comprehensive Grammars are clear guides to the entire grammar system of each language. They are suitable for intermediate to advanced learners and a must for every language reference library.

All Comprehensive Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
FOR004000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Danish
JNF020000
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN006000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation