Colloquial Swedish

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Jennie Ahlgren,Philip Holmes,Gunilla Serin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317442067

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 376

View: 9680

Colloquial Swedish provides a step-by-step course in Swedish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Swedish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. This thoroughly revised new edition features: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and an increased focus on functional language structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swedish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swedish. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Philip Holmes,Ian Hinchliffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134119984

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 728

View: 7911

Winner of the Swedish National Language Council’s Erik Wellander Prize, 2003 Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is an award-winning complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar. Systematic and accessible, the volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Swedish grammar, presenting the complexities of Swedish in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon, and an extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Now in its third edition, the text has been comprehensively updated to conform to new standards set in the description of language and to reflect the recommendations of the Language Council of Sweden. It offers an improved layout, completely revised index and more user-friendly paragraph structure. Continuing the tradition of previous editions, the emphasis remains fixed on Swedish in everyday communication, drawing on modern corpus material, the internet and the media to provide high frequency words and expressions. Examples have been modernised throughout and new content takes account of recent trends resulting from the increasing democratisation of written Swedish. Features include: detailed treatment of grammatical structures and parts of speech a wealth of examples from present-day Swedish particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty for learners Swedish/English contrasts highlighted throughout the book chapters on word formation, orthography and punctuation. Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is the most thorough and detailed Swedish grammar available in English and is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Swedish, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Swedish: An Essential Grammar

Author: Ian Hinchliffe,Philip Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134048343

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

View: 2084

This fully revised second edition of Swedish: An Essential grammar incorporates the changes proposed to the Swedish grammar by Svenska Akademiens Grammatik. All examples have been fully updated, the bibliography has been expanded and a number of tables clarified. Swedish: An Essential grammar provides a fresh and accessible description of the language. It is suitable for independent study or for class-based students. The explanations are free of jargon and emphasis has been placed in the areas of Swedish that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking learners.


An Essential Grammar

Author: Robin Allan,Philip Holmes,Tom Lundskær-Nielsen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415206785

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

View: 7443

Ideal for any learner of the Danish language in early or middle stages, this engaging grammar is an essential reference guide to the most important grammatical aspects of Danish as it is used today.

Compendium of the World's Languages

Author: George L. Campbell,Gareth King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136258450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1984

View: 4739

This third edition of Compendium of the World’s Languages has been thoroughly revised to provide up-to-date and accurate descriptions of a wide selection of natural language systems. All cultural and historical notes as well as statistical data have been checked, updated and in many cases expanded. Presenting an even broader range of languages and language families, including new coverage of Australian aboriginal languages and expanded treatment of North American and African languages, this new edition offers a total of 342 entries over nearly 2000 pages. Key features include: Complete rewriting, systematization and regularisation of the phonology sections Provision of IPA symbol grids arranged by articulatory feature and by alphabetic resemblance to facilitate use of the new phonology sections Expansion of morphology descriptions for most major languages Provision of new illustrative text samples Addition of a glossary of technical terms and an expanded bibliography Comparative tables of the numerals 1-10 in a representative range of languages, and also grouped by family Drawing upon a wealth of recent developments and research in language typology and broadened availability of descriptive data, this new incarnation of George Campbell’s astounding Compendium brings a much-loved survey emphatically into the twenty-first century for a new generation of readers. Scholarly, comprehensive and highly accessible, Compendium of the World’s Languages remains the ideal reference for all interested linguists and professionals alike.

Swedish-American English

A Longitudinal Study of Linguistic Variation and Identity

Author: Angela Hoffman Karstadt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bilingualism

Page: 488

View: 2545


Scandinavian Studies

Publication of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scandinavian languages

Page: N.A

View: 6693


Emma, der Faun und das vergessene Buch

Author: Mechthild Gläser

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732008215

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4029

Buchspringer-Autorin Mechthild Gläser greift in diesem humorvollen Fantasy-Roman erneut ein literarisches Thema auf. Zum 200. Todesjahr von Jane Austen adaptiert sie Figuren und Motive aus den Büchern der beliebten Autorin und greift damit die schönsten Liebesromane der Literaturgeschichte auf, nicht ohne daraus eine ganz eigene fantastische Geschichte mit vielen Überraschungen zu zaubern. Als Emma beim Aufräumen in der Bibliothek ihres Internats ein altes Notizbuch findet, denkt sie zunächst, es wäre eine Art Chronik der Schule. Aber es ist genau umgekehrt: Alles, was man in dieses Buch hineinschreibt, wird tatsächlich wahr. Natürlich beginnt Emma sofort damit, den Schulalltag auf Schloss Stolzenburg ein wenig zu "korrigieren". Doch nichts geschieht so, wie sie es sich gedacht hat. Zumal auch schon früher Chronisten das Buch genutzt haben. Zum Beispiel eine junge Engländerin, die Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts ein Märchen über einen Faun verfasst hat und später eine erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin wurde. Oder Gina, die vor vier Jahren plötzlich verschwand, nachdem sie ihre Geheimnisse der Chronik anvertraut hatte. Als sich jetzt auch noch Ginas Bruder Darcy einmischt, ist das Chaos perfekt. Denn Emma und Darcy sind einander in herzlicher Abneigung zugetan – zumindest glauben das die beiden.


Author: Elias Bredsdorff

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scandinavian literature

Page: N.A

View: 8921


Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Philip Holmes,Hans-Olav Enger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351059815

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 554

View: 4263

Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, and for students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the complexities of Norwegian in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Norwegian as used by present-day native speakers. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.