Title Using German: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 238 x 169 Mm
Publisher Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 2003
0521530008 / 9780521530002
Seller ID 012822
This is a new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Using German, first published in 1992. It provides guidance for those who have already acquired the basics of German and wish to extend their fluency and confidence. Focusing on the particular needs of the English-speaking user, it incorporates important information on recent trends and changes in the German language, including the 1998 spelling reforms, and on style, register and regional variation which are often ignored by conventional textbooks. • Designed to promote the fluency and accuracy vital to effective communication • Tailored to the needs of the English-speaking user • Clear format for ease of reference • Reflects the current state of the German language • Provides information on regional variation • Highlights problems of register and style • Important section on vocabulary extension, with index for efficient access • Invaluable to intermediate-advanced learners and anyone requiring up-to-date guidance on points of grammar and vocabulary • Successful, established title with strong recognition in the market • Every section has been revised and new material added • Reflects recent changes in spelling, vocabulary and grammatical usage in the evolving German language Contents Introduction; Acknowledgements; General reference books; Specific references; Glossary of linguistic terms; 1. Varieties of language; 2. Words and meanings; 3. Words and forms; 4. Grammar: cases, tenses and moods; 5. Syntax and word order; 6. Spelling and punctuation; List of abbreviations; Index. Printed Pages: 350.