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The Structure of German [Hardcover]

Anthony Fox

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Mar 1990 0198158157 978-0198158158 Revised edition
This book is not a grammar, but rather a discription of the major features of German in 'linguistic' terms, according to the principles of modern linguistics. It considers aspects of German phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, as well as varieties and discourse, from a theoretical perspective, though theory is discussed only in so far as it can throw light on the structure of the language. The aim is not to provide definitive answers to the questions raised, but rather to foster a linguistically informed approach to the discription of the language. No work of the kind has been available in English up to now, and the book is intended to fill this gap. Students and teachers of German, undergraduate level upwards. Students of linguistics.

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Review from previous edition 'Beautifully produced and written, and laudably clear in what it sets out to do ... Both erudite and stimulating.' German Teaching 'A book which fills a basic need of German programs in English-speaking institutions: an introduction to the linguistic investigation of contemporary German ... It should prove to be a valuable textbook to accompany semester-long courses, and individual chapters could also be used to introduce more specialized topics in the analysis of modern German.' Zeitschrift fur Dialektologie und Linguistik 'A valuable addition to the body of works on contemporary German' Zeitschrift fur Germanistische Linguistik --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Anthony Fox studied modern languages and phonetics at the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained his doctorate with a thesis on the intonation of German and English. He taught linguistics at the University of Leeds for over thirty years and was Head of the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics for fourteen years until his semi-retirement in 2003. He is the author of German Intonation. An Outline (1984), The Structure of German (1990), Linguistic Reconstruction: An Introduction to Theory and Method (1995), and Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structure (2000; paperback 2002)), all published by O.U.P. . --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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