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Overview

This fully revised second edition of Swedish: An Essential Grammar incorporates a large number of changes of detail and examples throughout, all made with the aim of clarifying the explanations and updating the idioms and advice on current usage. The bibliography has been expanded and a number of tables clarified. Swedish: An Essential Grammar provides a fresh and accessible description of the language. It is suitable for independent study or for class-based tuition. The explanations are free of jargon and emphasis has been placed in the areas of Swedish that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking learners.

Features include:
- Detailed contents list
- Many tables and diagrams for extra clarity
- Separate glossary of linguistic and grammatical terms
- Detailed index, with numerous key Swedish and English words

Philip Holmes was formerly Reader in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull and is now a freelance translator

Ian Hinchliffe is a freelance translator, living in Sweden.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415161602
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/5/1997
  • Series: Routledge Essential Grammars Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Holmes is reader Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull and now runs his own translation company. Ian Hinchliffe has taught English, German, Norwegian and Swedish at schools and universities in England, Wales, Norway and Sweden. He has also worked as a translator for more than 25 years.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Symbols and abbreviations used in the text
Introduction 1
1 Pronunciation 4
2 Stress and Accent 20
3 Nouns 26
4 Adjectives 44
5 Pronouns 63
6 Numerals 77
7 Verbs 82
8 Adverbs 113
9 Interjections 121
10 Prepositions 123
11 Conjunctions 140
12 Word Order and Sentence Structure 145
13 Word Formation 167
14 Orthography 175
15 Punctuation 178
16 Written and Spoken Swedish 181
Linguistic terms 185
Short bibliography 191
Index 192
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