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  • Standardvariationby Werner Kallmeyer; Ludwig Eichinger

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 137.00

    The papers in this volume focus on the following questions: what does the term 'standard language' comprise, how has Standard German developed since the 19th century, how can linguistics adequately describe its present state, and what longerterm developmental tendencies can be identified in it? The answers to these questions also reflect the necessity... more...

  • CASE AND LINKING IN LANGUAGE COMPREHENSIONby Markus Bader; Josef Bayer

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    The German language, due to its verb-final nature, relatively free order of constituents and morphological Case system, poses challenges for models of human syntactic processing. This book develops an account of the processing steps that underly language comprehension. It contains introductions to human syntactic processing. more...

  • Die deutsche Schriftsprache und die Regionenby Helen Christen; Raphael Berthele; Ingrid Hove; Sibylle Germann

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 182.00

    Der vorliegende Band versammelt Beiträge zur Entstehung der deutschen Schriftsprache, wobei anhand von Texten aus dem deutschen und niederländischen Raum unterschiedliche Aspekte des Standardisierungsprozesses in der frühen Neuzeit erörtert werden. Die Diskussion um die Rolle von regionalen, textsortenspezifischen und sozialen Faktoren liefert neue... more...

  • German Grammar Drillsby Ed Swick

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 14.00

    Sharpen your German grammar with skill-building exercises If you want to be proficient in German, you eventually have to clear the bothersome hurdle of grammar. The best way to conquer this obstacle is through hands-on experience. Covering all facets of German grammar--from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses-- German Grammar... more...

  • Regionale Prosodie im Deutschenby Peter Gilles

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 210.00

    In this phonetic study, a systematic analysis of intonation from eight German regional varieties is presented for the first time, in which the numerous phonetic forms and their functions in conversation are described. The accompanying CD-ROM includes a collection of excerpts from spoken conversation as well as audio examples, which help illustrate... more...

  • Metasprachdiskurseby Jürgen Spitzmüller

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 196.00

    This study is the first to examine in detail the public and academic discussions (?metalinguistic discourses?) from 1990 to 2001 on the subject of anglicisms in German. The central question is one of why attempts by linguists to participate in the public discourse and move this towards a more objective debate largely failed. On the basis of numerous... more...

  • Sprache in Baden-Württembergby Helmut Spiekermann

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 182.00

    Standard spoken German is not uniform. The standard pronunciation as codified for example in the Duden Dictionary of German Pronunciation is at best realised by trained speakers (e.g. newscasters). This study of speakers from the state of Baden-Wurttemberg shows how deviations from the norm occur in practice. Interviews are analysed with subjects from... more...

  • Helbig, Gerhard; Götze, Lutz; Henrici, Gert; Krumm, Hans-Jürgen: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 1. Halbbandby

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 531.00

    This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action... more...

  • Helbig, Gerhard; Götze, Lutz; Henrici, Gert; Krumm, Hans-Jürgen: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 2. Halbbandby

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 559.00

    This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action... more...

  • Schaum's Outline of German Vocabulary, 3edby Edda Weiss; Conrad Schmitt; Lois Feuerle; Christine Effertz

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 20.00

    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in... more...