German Grammar in Context: Analysis and Practice

German Grammar in Context: Analysis and Practice

Paperback Languages in Context Language: German

By (author) Carol Fehringer

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  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Language: German
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 279mm x 33mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340763108
  • ISBN 13: 9780340763100
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 612,046

Product description

'German Grammar in Context' takes authentic texts from a variety of sources - modern German literature, journalistic and scientific writings, transcriptions of everyday dialogue and colloquial speech - and uses them as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of German grammar, particularly those which cause difficulties for English speakers. Each chapter deals with a key grammatical point, and begins with a short text followed by a detailed explanation of the relevant grammar, together with a range of exercises to give students the opportunity to practice the grammatical point in hand. The exercises are based around a particular topic so that students can build up their vocabulary at the same time as practising the grammar, and the focus is on everyday words and expressions which students are likely to use themselves. A key to the exercises is included at the back of the book.

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Author information

Carol Fehringer is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Newcastle.

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This book is to be welcomed as a valuable resource for the study and revision of German Grammar in context Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen

Back cover copy

Learn to use German grammar like a native speakerThe best way to bring the grammar of a language to life is by experiencing it in context, as it is actually used by native speakers and writers. "German Grammar in Context" presents authentic texts from newspapers and magazines from across the German-speaking world and uses them as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of German grammar, particularly those that cause difficulties for English speakers.Each chapter covers a different grammatical concept using: Lively texts that capture your interest, including magazine articles, song lyrics, the writings of Freud, recipes, and transcriptions from a TV talk show Clear explanations of the grammar points you encounter in the text example Exercises for you to practice key points and build your vocabulary A key to the exercises so you can check your progress Whether you are an intermediate or an advanced student of German, you'll find "German Grammar in Context" invaluable for individual or classroom learning.Includes sources from around the German-speaking world, such as"Der Spiegel Online" "Die Verwandlung" "DeutschlandRadio Koln" "Brigitte" "Die Traumdeutung" "Die Welt" "Die Verwirrungen des Zoglings Torle" "Deutschlandfunk" "Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum" "Gedichte III" "Barbel Schafer Talkshow" "Die Physiker" "Vom Haben zum Sein" "Uni-Spiegel (Online)" "Der Alte" "Amanda Herzlos"

Table of contents

Gender Noun plurals Case Use of articles Adjectives Comparatives and superlatives Personal pronouns and possessives Demonstratives Relative pronouns Present tense Imperative Past tense Perfect tense Pluperfect tense Future Conditional Subjunctive in reported speech Passive Separable verbs Reflexive verbs Infinitives and modal verbs Negation Questions Prepositions Conjunctions Word Order Word formation Punctuation and spelling Appendices Index