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- ISBN: 9780415567268 | 0415567262
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/6/2011
Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference grammar combining a traditional and function-based approach in one book.Part A covers traditional grammar categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives, and Part B is organised around language functions and notions such as:discussing possibilities making introductions attracting attention delivering a speech.The book addresses the learners' practical needs and presents grammar in both a traditional and communicative setting.New to this edition, and building on feedback from the previous edition is:the new spelling reform, the ongoing controversy of the 'ess-zett', or ß and the new rules, (or rejection of the most recent reform, Die Reform der Reform) European ML/US MLA reference framework to set the level of this book up-to-date examples and a more pluricentric approach (the German of Switzerland and Austria) section on, and examples elsewhere of English loan-words an even more comprehensive index.