German Language A Linguistic Introduction

ISBN-10: 0631231390

ISBN-13: 9780631231394

Edition: 2003

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This work introduces students of German to a linguistic way of looking at the language. Written from a Chomksyan perspective, it covers the basic structural components of the German language: syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon.
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
What Is The German Language?
A Linguistic Description
The Grammar And Grammatical Knowledge
Other Linguistic Knowledge
Further Reading
Syntax
The Concept Of Syntax
Phrase Structures Of German
Case In German
The Position Of The German Verb
Syntactic Processes
Further Reading
Exercises
Morphology
Morphemes And Morphology
Morphology And Word-Formation
Inflection
Derivation
Compounding
Conversion
Other Morphological Processes
The Relationship Between Morphology And Phonology
Productivity
Borrowings From Other Languages
The Relationship Between Morphology And Syntax
Further Reading
Exercises
Phonetics
Introduction
Air-Stream Type
State Of The Glottis
State Of The Velum
Oral Articulators
Manner
Lip Position
Vocoid Articulations
Place Of Articulation
Resonance
Voice Onset Time
The Transcription Of German And English
Further Reading
Exercises
Phonology
Preliminaries
Syllable Structure
The Obstruents
Affricates
Nasals
Other Consonants
Vowels
Connected Speech
Assimilation
Lenition
Shortening
Deletion
Further Reading
Exercises
Lexis
The Lexicon And The Nature Of Lexical Entries
Thematic Structure
Categories Of Lexical Items
The Meaning Of Lexical Items
The Nature Of Lexical Items
Relations Among Lexical Items
Sense Relations
Further Reading
Exercises
Stylistics
Stylistics And The Style Of Text
Style And Deviation
Stylistic Principles
Metaphor
Repetition
Iconicity
Compression
Ambiguity
Cohesion
Style And Choice
Further Reading
Exercises
Historical Background
Preliminaries
Phonology
Umlaut
Morphology
Syntactic Changes
Lexical And Semantic Changes
External Influences
Further Reading
Exercises
Contemporary Variation
Preliminaries
Variation By Use
Variation By User
Regional Accents
Morphological And Syntactic Variation
Lexical Variation
Further Reading
Exercises
References
Index
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