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  • Modern German Grammarby Ruth Whittle; John Klapper; Bill Dodd; Christine Eckhard-Black

    Routledge 2003; US$ 39.95

    The grammar assumes no previous grammatical training and is intended for all those who have a basic knowledge of German. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • German Demystifiedby Ed Swick

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 21.95

    Take the angst out of learning German Interested in learning to speak German but can't tell the difference between a strudel and a schnauzer? No need to feel intimidated! With German Demystified you'll develop language skills so quickly you'll pass for a wunderkind . Organized into twenty chapters that cover key grammar topics, this book... more...

  • Handboek Ontwerpen Talenby Peter Bimmel; Jos Canton; Daniela Fasoglio

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 22.25

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  • 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...

  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 1. Halbbandby

    De Gruyter Mouton 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...