Hammer's German Grammar and Usage


Author: Martin Durrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444120166

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 553

View: 7200

Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGE provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. Praised for its clear layout and lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal, and offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage 6e + Practising German Grammar 4e


Author: Martin Durrell,Katrin Kohl,Claudia Kaiser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780815393948


Page: 866

View: 2121

Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available,Hammer's German Grammarprovides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes: concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent discussion of new words from English roots, helping you to communicate in German as Germans do today clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German. Praised for its lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. Hammer's German Grammaralso offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level. This Grammaris accompanied by the workbook, Practising German Grammar,which features related exercises and activities. Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/durrell offers a wide range of exercises and quizzes on all the main areas of German, suitable for self-study and to accompany instructed grammar courses.

Working with German Corpora

With a Foreword by John Sinclair


Author: Bill Dodd

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826481306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 4813

Illustrates the enormous potential which corpus-based work has for German Studies as a whole. The topics covered include areas as diverse as literary studies, translation studies, language learning applications, specialist registers, descriptive and critical linguistics, spoken language, historical linguistics, and corpus construction.

Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Dramatic Structure of Truth

A Philosophical Investigation


Author: D. C. Schindler

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823223213

Category: Philosophy

Page: 455

View: 1268

"This book should go a long way in establishing Balthasar as an essential voice in contemporary conversations among philosophers and theologians, especially in light of postmodern debates about the end of metaphysics and of "overcoming ontotheology."" "Schindler not only demonstrates the fundamental connections between Balthasar and the wider philosophical project of this century; he also demonstrates the continuing power of Balthasar's theology - as a human encounter with the glory of God - to shape culture and community."--BOOK JACKET.

The Welsh Answering System


Author: Bob Morris Jones

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110800594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 5437

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Syntactic Analysis and Description

A Constructional Approach


Author: David Lockwood

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

View: 1544

This book is designed to teach undergraduate and beginning graduate students about the varieties of syntactic phenomena in different languages and a method of analyzing and describing them. The method is based on the concept of the syntactic construction, which is shared by various views of language structure. In this particular presentation, a construction is characterized as a combination of obligatory and optional functions, and each of these functions is related to a class of manifestations. Syntax as a whole is then seen as interrelating constructions on the ranks (size-levels) of the phrase, clause, and sentence. Besides the essential features of phrase, clause, and sentence structures, there are chapters devoted to special topics such as clitics, negation, clausal organization, and voice and related devices. While the emphasis is on the actual syntactic structures observable in the data, the relation of syntactic phenomena to linguistic meaning is also considered. In particular, the final chapter shows how account of syntax can often be simplified if control from meaning structure is assumed. Throughout the book, a distinction between meaningfulness and syntactic-well formedness is consistently made.

Valency in practice


Author: Alan Cornell,Klaus Fischer,Ian F. Roe

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

View: 8482

Valency occupies a special place in German linguistics. It not only features prominently in newer grammars of German but has also inspired a wealth of lexicographic work, often of a contrastive nature. The concept has also triggered a fierce theoretical discussion over the last 15 years which has, to the surprise of some, strengthened rather than weakened its central place in grammatography. The papers in this volume examine the continuing importance of valency as a dynamic force within linguistics - which has evolved in a number of directions in recent years and has stimulated much fruitful debate - and also offer insights into the practical application of valency theory in a number of areas. Several papers embody recent theoretical thinking, including its interface with general theories of human language, while the majority of contributions are devoted to the discussion of practical applications which involve a substantial element of contrastive study. Die Valenztheorie hat eine besondere Stellung in der germanistischen Linguistik. Sie spielt nicht nur eine zentrale Rolle in den neueren Grammatiken des Deutschen, sondern sie hat auch eine erhebliche Anzahl an lexikographischen Projekten (oft kontrastiver Natur) angeregt. Um den Valenzbegriff wurde in den letzten 15 Jahren eine zum Teil erbitterte theoretische Diskussion gefuhrt, die - und dies kam fur Kritiker uberraschend - seine zentrale Bedeutung in der Grammatiktheorie eher gestarkt als geschwacht hat. Dieser Sammelband zeugt von der theoretischen Dynamik der gegenwartigen Valenzdebatte: In mehreren Beitragen werden jungste Theorieentwicklungen angesprochen, u. a. die Einbindung von Valenz in eine allgemeine Sprachtheorie. Danebenbefasst sich der Band mit praktischen Anwendungen von Valenz uberwiegend aus einer kontrastiven Perspektive.

German grammar and usage


Author: Alfred Edward Hammer

Publisher: Hodder Arnold


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 436

View: 7026

Modern German Grammar

A Practical Guide


Author: Ruth Whittle,John Klapper,Bill Dodd,Christine Eckhard-Black,William Dodd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134859147

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 504

View: 2595

Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.

Working with German corpora


Author: Bill J. Dodd

Publisher: Univ Of Birmingham Press

ISBN: 9781902459059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

View: 4949