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Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)

Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)
Author: Ruth Whittle - John Klapper - Katharina Glöckel -
ISBN 13: 9780415567268
ISBN 10: 415567262
Edition: 3
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2011-04-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 488
List Price: $49.95

Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference grammar combining a traditional and function-based approach in one book.

Part A covers traditional grammar categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives, and Part B is organised around language functions and notions such as:

  • discussing possibilities

  • making introductions

  • attracting attention

  • delivering a speech.

The book addresses the learners’ practical needs and presents grammar in both a traditional and communicative setting.

New to this edition, and building on feedback from the previous edition is:

  • the new spelling reform, the ongoing controversy of the ‘ess-zett’, or ß and the new rules, (or rejection of the most recent reform, Die Reform der Reform)

  • European ML/US MLA reference framework to set the level of this book

  • up-to-date examples and a more pluricentric approach (the German of Switzerland and Austria)

  • section on, and examples elsewhere of English loan-words

  • an even more comprehensive index.