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Exploring the German Language / Edition 1

Exploring the German Language / Edition 1

by Sally Johnson, Rada Radojicic


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ISBN-13: 9780340663295
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/26/1998
Series: Arnold Publications Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Sally Johnson is Professor of Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds, and is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Her recent publications include Gender, Group Identity and Variation in the Berlin Urban Vernacular (1995), Spelling Trouble: Language, Ideology and the Reform of German Orthography (2005) and a special issue of German Life and Letters on the German spelling reform, co-edited with Oliver Stenschke (2005).

Natalie Braber is a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University. She has published on a range of linguistic topics, including speech disorders, language and intercultural communication, and emotional language in post-unification Germany.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The History and Geography of German: 2. The German language past and present; 3. The German-speaking areas; Part II. The Structures of German: 4. The sounds of German; 5. Putting the sounds together; 6. The structure of German words; 7. The structure of German sentences; 8. The meaning of German words; Part III. The German Language in Use: 9. Meaning in context; 10. Variation in German.

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