MODERN GERMAN PRONUNCIATION

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Modern German Pronunciation

Author : Christopher Hall
ISBN : 0719066891
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This revised and updated edition of Modern German Pronunciation offers the most complete guide to the correct pronunciation of German for native speakers of English. It begins with an introduction to the problems of pronunciation and the basic concepts of phonetics. The following chapters take each aspect of pronunciation in turn: consonants, vowels, stress and intonation, and the conversational pronunciation of German with its many reduced or "weak" forms. The text is comprehensively illustrated with clear pronunciation and intonation diagrams and the emphasis is on the problems that speakers of English are known to encounter when learning to speak German. This second edition has been revised and updated, taking into account comments and suggestions from readers and adapting the German texts to the new official spelling. A significant new feature is the discussion of English-speaking learners of German has been extended to include American learners, reflecting the use world-wide of the first edition of this volume.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Modern German Pronunciation

Author : Christopher Hall
ISBN : 0719038685
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This combination of textbook and audio cassetteis designed to help English-speaking learners acquire a better pronunciation of German. It can be used as part of a course for those studying at university or college or by those studying at home. The cassette offers examples of the pronunciations covered in the book.
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Modern German Grammar

Author : Bill J. Dodd
ISBN : 0415272998
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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.
Category: Foreign Language Study

A Performer S Guide To Medieval Music

Author : Ross W. Duffin
ISBN : 0253215331
Genre : Music
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A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music' is a compilation of essays on all aspects of medieval music performance, with 40 essays by experts on everything from repertoire, voices, and instruments to basic theory.
Category: Music

Parzival With Titurel And The Love Lyrics

Author : Wolfram (von Eschenbach)
ISBN : 1843840057
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Wolfram's Parzival continues to inspire and influence, in modern times works as diverse as Wagner's Parsifal and Lohengrin, Franz Kafka's The Castle, Terry Gilliam's film The Fisher King, and Umberto Eco's Baudolino.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Natural History Of Latin

Author : Tore Janson
ISBN : 9780191622656
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Beginning in Rome around 600 BC, Latin became the language of the civilized world and remained so for more than two millennia. French, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian are among its progeny and it provides the international vocabulary of law and life science. No known language, including English - itself enriched by Latin words and phrases - has achieved such success and longevity. Tore Janson tells its history from origins to present. Brilliantly conceived and written with the same light touch as his bestselling history of languages, A Natural History of Latin is a masterpiece of adroit synthesis. The author charts the expansion of Latin in the classical world, its renewed importance in the Middle Ages, and its survival into modern times. He shows how spoken and written Latin evolved in different places and its central role in European history and culture. He ends with a concise Latin grammar and lists of Latin words and phrases still in common use. Considered elitist and irrelevant in the second half of the twentieth century and often even banned from schools, Latin is now enjoying a huge revival of interest across Europe, the UK, and the USA. Tore Janson offers persuasive arguments for its value and gives direct access to its fascinating worlds, past and present.
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Seventeen Modern German Poets

Author : Siegbert Salomon Prawer
ISBN : UOM:39015005010783
Genre : German poetry
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This selection of post World War II German poetry features the work of Hans Arp, Bertolt Brecht, Günter Grass, Wilhelm Lehmann, Gottfried Benn, Yvan Goll, Nelly Sachs, Peter Huchel, Günter Eich, Christine Lavant, Johannes Bobrowski, Paul Celan, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Eernst Jandl, Ingeborg Bachmann, Hans Magnus Enzenberger, and Günter Kunert. The poems were all originally published between 1945 and 1967, and are here reprinted in German.
Category: German poetry