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Exploring the German Language By Sally Johnson

Exploring the German Language
by Sally Johnson

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An exploration of the German language, introducing students to: its history; the German speech area; phonetics/phonology; connected speech; morphology; syntax; semantics; pragmatics; text analysis; dialectology; and sociolinguistics. Each chapter contains practical exercises.
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Exploring the German Language by Sally Johnson

Why are the German words "vater" and "mater" so like the English "father" and "mother"? Is it true that word order is more flexible in English than in German? In what ways does the use of German differ in Germany, Austria and Switzerland? This is an exploration of questions such as these. It introduces students to the following core topics: the history of the language; the German speech area; phonetics/phonology; connected speech; morphology; syntax; semantics; pragmatics; text analysis; dialectology; and sociolinguistics. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed and a glossary of technical terms is included. Each chapter is accompanied by a series of practical exercises.

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Table of Contents


The history and geography of German; the German language past and present; the German-speaking areas; the structures of German; the sounds of German; putting the sound together; the structure of German words; the structure of German sentences; the meaning of German words; using German in the real world; meaning in context; varieties in German.

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GOR004513755
Exploring the German Language by Sally Johnson
Sally Johnson
Used - Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1998-06-26
320
0340663294
9780340663295
N/A
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