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German Quickly

A Grammar for Reading German


April Wilson

German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.
Contents: Introductory and methodological preliminaries - Data-oriented analyses of the phonology, morphology and syntax, and lexicon of St. Louis - comparison of St. Louis dialect to other U.S. dialects - Why St. Louisans talk the way they do.