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Norwegian: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Essential Grammars) [Paperback]

Ase-Berit Strandskogen , Rolf Strandskogen
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15 Dec 1994 0415109795 978-0415109796 Reissue
Norwegian: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of contemporary Norwegian as used by native speakers.
The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language. Explanations are clear, free from jargon and often accompanied by exercises. The book gives a simple, step-by-step presentation of the grammatical systems of Norwegian and demonstrates and explains usages which have proved difficult for those learning the language in the past. It is clearly laid-out for easy reference making it accessible for those at a beginner/intermediate level.
This is the ideal reference source for all learners, whether studying independently or in a class.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; Reissue edition (15 Dec 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415109795
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415109796
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.6 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is an excellent dictionary, prepared with all the attention a good lexicographer pays to every detail and with all the typographical differentiation of various categories of information."-"Language and Linguistics, 1996

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By R. WEST-SOLEY TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Routledge have a great tradition of publishing accurate, modern grammars of lesser taught languages, and this particular volume carries on in the same reliable, comprehensive manner. Although slightly old-fashioned in its approach - chapters are centred around parts of speech rather than modes of communication - rules are put simply and clearly, with important exceptions neatly outlined.
Where the book is lacking is in its omission of exercises in each unit. Because of this, it seems very much intended as a reference rather than a course book, although it is possible to work your way through and learn Norwegian grammar.
The book covers the standard bokml variety of Norwegian.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good book but very poorly produced 19 July 2012
By Tim J
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PLEASE NOTE: although the book I'm reviewing is the one I received when I ordered this one and I'm pretty sure it's the same, there are some discrepancies from the Amazon details. The cover is different and the publication date is printed as 1995, not Dec 1994. But the content matches the page previews and the ISBN is the same.

I've been self-learning Norwegian by interacting with Norwegians and looking up relevant vocabulary and grammar as required. Now I'm at a stage where Louis Janus' "Norwegian Verbs and Essentials of Grammar" doesn't always answer my questions, so I bought this as a more comprehensive reference.

For my purposes the content is absolutely ideal. It's very thorough: for example the section on prepositions includes a list of 29 idioms using "p", all with examples. If you're happy to think in grammatical categories and to use the index it's generally easy to find the relevant section quickly. In some cases (e.g. fractions) Norwegian usage seems to have moved on since it was published, but that's probably inevitable.

Where it falls down, though, is an apparent total lack of copy-editing and book design, almost as if a rough typescript from the authors has gone straight to the printer without any work at all from the publisher. The layout is appalling, to the point of hindering usability.

This is most evident in the appearance of sections and headings. The material is strongly hierarchical and condensed: for example a section about a particular construction is typically divided into several categories, each with a list of examples and some comments. This should make for very clear presentation, provided the hierarchy is clear from the layout.

However, it isn't, and the layout is at times actively misleading.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What a letdown! 4 Mar 2014
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se-Berit and Rolf Strandskogen are very well-known writers on the Norwegian language and therefore I was very disappointed with this very shoddily-produced book. (I'm sure they would be too!). On many pages the printing is so faint as to be practically illegible. With the aid of a good magnifying glass one can read on the back cover that this book was printed in Great Britain. However, there is no mention anywhere else of the printer's name, which - I believe - may be illegal. Pull up your socks, Routledge! You're falling by the wayside!
Rodney Norman (Valencia)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book when used only for it's purpose. 17 April 1999
By ranvel@neo.lrun.com - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent Grammar book, in fact, language would be easier to learn if a book was made in this format for every language. The Authors, Ase-Berit and Rolf Strandskogen, are professors of Norwegian as a foreign language at the University of Oslo. This book tells nothing about Norweigan culture, it is not a Norwegian dictionary, it alone will not help you learn Norwegian. But, when used specifically for Norwegian grammar, it is the best book you can buy; and because grammar is essential in learning a foreign language, and speaking a native language correctly, this book is a must-have if you are learning Norwegian on your own.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the Best 10 Feb 2000
By Brian W. Capeloto, MD - Published on Amazon.com
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se-Berit and Rolf Strandskogen have put together one of the best organized grammars in any foreign language. Organized by part of speech; it highlights all the basic rules as well as some subtle pearls of the Norwegian language. Not a course in itself, but a wonderful addition to any of the comtemporary Norwegian language courses currently published. I highly recommend it for any level learner.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the Best 10 Feb 2000
By Brian W. Capeloto, MD - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
se-Berit and Rolf Strandskogen have put together one of the best organized grammars in any foreign language. Organized by part of speech; it highlights all the basic rules as well as some subtle pearls of the Norwegian language. Not a course in itself, but a wonderful addition to any of the comtemporary Norwegian language courses currently published. I highly recommend it for any level learner.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and concise 20 Aug 2011
By Ms. Leigh - Published on Amazon.com
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As I already speak Swedish I wanted this grammar book to make comparisons because I am about to learn Norwegian. I'm most of the way through the book. So far it's clear and concise and makes sense. If this had been my first attempt at learning a Scandinavian language, I probably wouldn't start by devouring a grammar book. It was just that it came before the other books I had ordered.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful 25 Oct 2013
By Joan E. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy to use and helpful for Norwegian language studies. Will be a long-term reference on language usage to use even after classes are over.
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