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    DescriptionStandard 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.


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    Title
    German
    Subtitle
    A Linguistic Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah M. B. Fagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 332
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521618038
    ISBN 10: 0521618037
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: CFB, CFF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CFG, CFK, CFH
    B&T General Subject: 480
    DC22: 438.2421
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FOR009000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15610
    DC22: 430
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: FOR000000
    DC22: 438.2/421
    BIC subject category V2: 2ACG
    LC classification: PF3112 .F38 2009
    Thema V1.0: CJ, CFF
    Edition
    1, Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Illustrations note
    43 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Sarah M. B. Fagan is Professor in the Department of German at the University of Iowa.
    Review quote
    'I would definitely buy this book and also use it in class. Perfect for a course on the structure of German.' Susi Wurmbrand, University of Connecticut '... there is much superb material here ... Anyone who teaches German linguistics, or is just interested in the linguistic structure of German, should read this book.' Modern Language Review
    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.