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Exploring the German Language

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ISBN-10: 0521872081

ISBN-13: 9780521872089

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Sally Johnson, Natalie Braber

List price: $140.00
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If we want to understand how German speakers think about themselves and the world in which they live, then a useful place to begin is by looking at the language they use. This fully revised and updated edition provides a systematic approach to the study of the German language and an introduction to the social aspects of the language, including its dialects, its history and the uses of the language today. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed, and each chapter is accompanied by a series of practical exercises. This edition includes a brand new section on gender, purism and German unification, fresh examples for analysis and an updated chapter on the geography of Germany today. The…    
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Book details

List price: $140.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 7.05" wide x 10.00" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Introduction
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 sounds together
The structure of German words
The structure of German sentences
The meaning of German words
The German Language in Use
Meaning in context
Variation in German