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Title
The German language - a linguistic introduction
Author
Jean Boase-Beier
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20021128

The German Language introduces students of German to a linguistic way of looking at the language. Written from a Chomksyan perspective, this volume covers the basic structural components of the German language: syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon.


  • Explores the linguistic structure of German from current theoretical perspectives.
  • Written from a Chomksyan perspective, this volume covers the basic structural components of the German language: syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon.
  • Serves as a valuable resource for students of German language and literature and for linguists with little or no background in the language.
  • Includes exercises, definitions of key terms, and suggestions for further reading.

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Jean Boase-Beier is Senior Lecturer in German, Linguistics and Translation Studies in the School of Language, Linguistics and Translation Studies of the University of East Anglia, where she runs the MA course in literary translation. She is author of Poetic Compounds: The Principles of Poetic Language in Modern English Poetry (1987) as well as many articles on morphology and translation. She is also editor of The Practices of Literary Translation (with M. Holman, 1999).

Ken Lodge is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Phonetics at the School of Language, Linguistics and Translation Studies of the University of East Anglia. He is author of Studies in the Phonology of Colloquial English (1984), as well as numerous articles on phonology.

"The linguistics field should have volumes like this for all of the world's languages, or at least the world's major languages. The authors... have penned a comprehensive account of German phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, stylistics, dialectology, and the historical background - in short, the makings for an interesting and solid course in German linguistics." Multilingua

"I think this book succeeds at what must be a near impossible task: to introduce beginning students to the structure of German and to linguistic analysis at the same time, and to do both in a reader-friendly way that doesn't compromise on academic seriousness. This is a book, then, which students, teachers and even researchers of German linguistics will welcome and from which undergraduate courses will benefit hugely." Heinz Giegerich, Professor of English Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

"The challenge in designing a successful language course is to integrate enough general linguistic ideas to be able to describe the features of the language insightfully, while also illustrating the classical linguistic problems of the language concerned. This book succeeds in these aims, and deserves to find a place on the reading lists for all courses in German linguistics." Times Higher Education Supplement

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
German language - Study and teaching.|Linguistics.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
254

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