Modern German Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Bill J. Dodd,Ruth Whittle,Heidi Zojer,John Klapper,Christine Eckhard-Black

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415272995

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 454

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Modern GermanGrammaris divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: * Apologizing * Expressing regret * Voicing an opinion or casting doubt on something The book addresses learners' pratical needs and presents the uses to which we put language in order to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this second edition features: * The new German spelling system * Fuller explanations of grammatical structures in Part A * Even more extensive cross-referencing between Parts A and B * A comprehensive index to the full grammar The grammar assumes no previous grammatical training and is intended for all those who have a basic knowledge of German, from intermediate learners in schools and adult education to undergraduates taking German as a major or minor part of their studies. This grammar is also accompanied by a second edition of the Modern German Grammar Workbook, featuring exercises and activities which link directly to the grammar.

Understanding Uwe Johnson

Author: Gary Lee Baker

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570032820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Uwe Johnson is considered one of the most important postwar German authors, significant not only for his unique literary style and linguistic creativity but also for the thematic issues he addressed in his works. Johnson was the first German author to treat, in fiction, the division of Germany after the war. He explored its psychological, political, and cultural manifestations in a network of characters and places unmatched in complexity and authenticity. Understanding Uwe Johnson provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of this author's oeuvre, concentrating on his five most meaningful works: Ingrid Babendererde, Speculations about Jakob, The Third Book about Achim, Two Views, and Anniversaries: from the Life of Gesine Cresspahl. A chapter on Johnson's life relates his fiction to his scandalized existence in both Germanys, Great Britain, and the United States.