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A Student Grammar of German

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521813136


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  • A Student Grammar of German is an invaluable reference guide for undergraduates and other intermediate and advanced students. Written with the needs of the learner very much in mind, it sets out the grammar of the language in as clear and jargon-free way as possible. Each chapter starts with an overview of the main grammatical terminology and concepts; these terms are also cross-referenced in the glossary at the end of the book. To provide a visual guide through each chapter, the main points in each section are highlighted, and tables summarise important patterns. 'Tip' boxes, which help the student to master particular points, are scattered through the text. Every point has numerous illustrative examples, each with its translation, carefully chosen from a wide range of printed and electronic media – books, newspapers, magazines, film, and chat-rooms – to reflect contemporary usage across a range of registers.

    • Each chapter starts with an overview of the main grammar concepts, with examples in English and German
    • 'Tip' boxes scattered through the text contain brief summaries
    • Every grammar point is illustrated with carefully chosen examples from a wide range of sources
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘A lifetime's classroom experience has gone into this excellent survey. The student who masters its clear advice will go far.' Christopher Young, University of Cambridge

    ‘This is a user-friendly grammar with a wealth of information from the basics to well beyond; the perfect companion for any German course.' Sarah M. B. Fagan, University of Iowa

    'a very well thought out, useful addition to the library of every student and teacher.' Alison Fenner, University of Reading

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521813136
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Case
    2. Nouns
    3. Determiners
    4. Pronouns
    5. Adjectives
    6. Adverbs
    7. Modal particles
    8. Comparison and superlative of adjectives and adverbs
    9. Prepositions
    10. Verbs: the indicative tenses - formation
    11. Verbs: the indicative tenses - uses
    12. Verbs: other types and forms
    13. Verbs with prepositional objects or unexpected cases
    14. The infinitive and participles
    15. The passive voice
    16. The imperative mood
    17. The subjunctive mood
    18. Word order
    19. Word formation
    20. Numbers, spelling, punctuation
    21. List of strong and irregular verbs
    22. Tense guide.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • AP German Language and Culture
  • Author

    Paul Stocker, Uppingham School, Rutland
    Paul Stocker has over thirty years' experience in teaching German. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and is currently head of Modern Languages at Uppingham School, many of whose alumni continue with their study of German at university level. He has written numerous books for A-Level students and others including German for Edexcel (co-authored, 2008), Wort für Wort, 5th edition (2010), and several titles for the Teach Yourself series.

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