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German: A Linguistic Introduction

German: A Linguistic Introduction

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by Sarah M. B. Fagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521618037

ISBN-13: 9780521618038

Pub. Date: 05/29/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Standard German is spoken by approximately 95 million people worldwide. This book provides an introduction to the linguistic structure of standard German that is rich in descriptive detail and grounded in modern linguistic theory. It describes the main linguistic features: the sounds, structure and formation of words, structure of sentences, and meaning of words

Overview

Standard German is spoken by approximately 95 million people worldwide. This book provides an introduction to the linguistic structure of standard German that is rich in descriptive detail and grounded in modern linguistic theory. It describes the main linguistic features: the sounds, structure and formation of words, structure of sentences, and meaning of words and sentences. It surveys the history of the language, the major dialects, German in Austria and Switzerland, as well as sociolinguistic issues such as style, language and gender, youth language, and English influence on German. Prior knowledge of German is not required, as glosses and translations of the German examples are provided. Each chapter includes exercises designed to give the reader practical experience in analyzing the language. It is an essential learning tool for undergraduate and graduate students in German and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521618038
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/29/2009
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Phonetics and phonology; 2. Morphology; 3. Syntax; 4. Semantics; 5. History of the language; 6. Regional variation; 7. Sociolinguistic issues.

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Tkoman More than 1 year ago
Have to agree with the other review. This book does not work on the Nook. Even tried to sideload it and had no luck. I can read it on the Reader on my laptop but really I buy things that are labeled ebooks so I can move them to the Nook. Highly disappointed
Workman_T More than 1 year ago
I would loved to have read this book but it froze my Nook up at least 4 times. When I reported it to B & N, the service rep downloaded it and it froze her Nook as well. I suggest not downloading this book until the publisher fixes the problem.