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Francis Lieber's Brief and Practical German Grammar

Francis Lieber's Brief and Practical German Grammar

by Achim Kopp
     
 

This volume presents a textbook on German grammar written by Francis (Franz) Lieber in 1835. Persecuted in Germany for his revolutionary views, Lieber had immigrated from Prussia to the United States in 1827, where he spent his entire career as a distinguished scholar and author. Lieber designed his German grammar primarily for his students at South Carolina

Overview

This volume presents a textbook on German grammar written by Francis (Franz) Lieber in 1835. Persecuted in Germany for his revolutionary views, Lieber had immigrated from Prussia to the United States in 1827, where he spent his entire career as a distinguished scholar and author. Lieber designed his German grammar primarily for his students at South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina), claiming that the course of thirty-four lessons would enable them «to read fluently common German prose within about twelve weeks». Although the book was never published during Lieber’s lifetime, it compares favorably with the best German grammars written in English available on the American and European markets at the time. With Lieber’s many observations on the differences between German and English and his wry comments on the advantages and beauty of the German language, the text is instructive and entertaining even to a modern reader. The editor’s introduction explores the reasons why Lieber’s grammar was shunned by publishers, based on Lieber’s correspondence with friends and publishers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631576991
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/10/2008
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editor: Achim Kopp earned his Dr. phil. degree in English linguistics and Latin from the University of Heidelberg in 1994. His dissertation examined the English varieties spoken by various groups of Pennsylvania Germans in central Pennsylvania. Since 1997 he has taught Latin, classical literature, and German in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

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