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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00
This monograph deals with the locative alternation in German, a change in the argument structure of verbs like spray and load . Like most argument structure changes, the alternation is both productive and constrained: new forms may be derived, but not from all candidate verbs. This raises a learnability problem: how can children determine, in the... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 280.00
This single-volume standard work on the history of the German language has now been revised and updated. It provides a profound overview using the latest research on language change in German from its Indo-European antecedents up to the present day. As language history, social history and political history are closely intertwined, this textbook is... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00
This is really two books in one: a valuable reference resource, and a groundbreaking case study that represents a new approach to constructional semantics. It presents a detailed descriptive survey, using extensive examples collected from the Internet, of German verb constructions in which the expressions durch (?through?), über (?over?), unter... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 180.00
Wilhelm Scherer (1841-1886) has gained wide recognition for his extraordinary accomplishments in linguistics as well as in literary studies. His first and most important contribution to the development of linguistic science was his monumental work of 508 pages Zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache , published in 1868. His stated objective was “to... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1977; US$ 158.00
Über den Umlaut (1843) and Über den Ablaut (1844) grew out of a review of Grimm?s Deutsche Grammatik by Holtzmann, in which he also made an excursus into Bopp?s theory of vowel gradation in Sanskrit. Holtzmann was the first to observe the correlation of guṇa and accent. At the same time he noted that loss (or absence) of the accent could... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 9.95
Travelers need more than danke schoen to get around Germany. Featuring hundreds of commonly used phrases, this pocket-sized guide provides travellers with the words they need in any setting. They will be able to order dinner, talk on the phone, read street signs and train schedules, and shop with confidence. This book even features the basics of German... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 8.95
Sprechen Sie Dirty Deutsch? If you think German is all brat and no wurst, you need to think again. German is sexier--and dirtier--than you might imagine. (Think Hamburg!) From hearts and violins to pigs and dogs, Goethe's native tongue is ripe--and rank--with creative obscenities, including: Kuck mal diese geile Schnitte! Look at that sexy chick! Literal... more...
- F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.95
The Everything German Practice Book with CD has all it takes for beginner and intermediate speakers to take their proficiency to the next level. Divided into 10 easy-to-follow sections, this fun and accessible guide boasts more than 200 exercises designed to speed the reader's mastery of: - Grammar, syntax, and sentence structure - Vocabulary-building... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 158.00
This quantitative study, based on a computerized corpus of texts written by five men in early 16th-century Nuremberg, employs multivariate GLM statistical procedures to analyze the way linguistic, social and stylistic factors work individually and in interaction to influence variation observed in the texts. Over 70,000 tokens of variable consonants... more...
- Rough Guides 2011; US$ 8.99
Make the most of your trip with the Rough Guide Italian Phrasebook. Find the perfect word or phrase for every situation Use extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary Choose food and drink from any menu Check ou t travel tips and a regional pronunciation guide. Listen to correct pronunciation of essential dialogues DOWNLOAD... more...