Author: Anne Buscha, Szilvia Szita
Ohne eine gute Grammatik kann man eine Fremdsprache kaum erlernen. Übungsgrammatiken für Deutsch als Fremdsprache sind daher im In- und Ausland von großer Bedeutung. Dennoch findet diese Textsorte in der Forschung vergleichsweise wenig Beachtung. Vielleicht, weil eine Analyse der Vermittlungsansätze in Übungsgrammatiken eine Vielzahl thematischer Aspekte berücksichtigen muss, die alle einer aufmerksamen Betrachtung bedürfen? Die Autoren des vorliegenden Bandes sind ausnahmslos Linguisten mit langjähriger Erfahrung in der DaF-Didaktik und italienischen Auslandsgermanistik. Ihr methodischer Schwerpunkt ist ein kognitiver, kontrastiv ausgerichteter Ansatz der Grammatikvermittlung. Sie zeigen Stärken und Schwächen gängiger DaF-Übungsgrammatiken auf und unterbreiten Optimierungsvorschläge.
Tasting the Sky
Author: Ibtisam Barakat
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. "When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!" But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home. Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book provides a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace.
Unlike your average A-to-Z German/English dictionary, Mastering German Vocabulary presents more than 5,000 words in 41 separate categories. This arrangement allows students to understand the relationships of various words. Categories cover the human body, health and medicine, sports, culture and religion, and dozens of other subjects. Engaging example sentences help illustrate the meanings of words and also inform readers on idiomatic expressions, grammatical exceptions, and cultural and geographical information. English-speaking readers will find help in translating those German words and phrases that may be too specialized to be found in ordinary alphabetically arranged bilingual dictionaries. Engaging line art illustrations, charts, and a comprehensive alphabetical word index enhances this volume's usefulness. A fine school supplement for language teachers, students, and language labs, and an aid for anyone who must sometimes get information from German journals and other publications.
Modern German Pronunciation
Author: Christopher Hall
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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.
Modern German Grammar Workbook
Author: Heidi Zojer, John Klapper, Ruth Whittle, William J Dodd, Christine Eckhard-Black
Modern German Grammar Workbook, Third Edition, is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for intermediate and advanced learners of German. The book is divided into three sections: Section 1 provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures. Section 2 practises everyday functions (e.g. making introductions, apologising, expressing needs). Section 3 contains realistic role-plays in short scenes, set in a range of different contexts. A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. Implementing feedback from users of the second edition, this third edition now features: even more extensive cross-referencing to the related Modern German Grammar, Third Edition spelling following the latest reform representation of the German of Switzerland and Austria. Modern German Grammar Workbook, Third Edition, is ideal for all learners who want to deepen their knowledge of German, including intermediate and advanced students at schools, in adult education and within higher education. It can be used independently or alongside Modern German Grammar, Third Edition (ISBN 978-0-415-56726-8) also published by Routledge.
Author: Basil Cannon, Ansel Adams
Publisher: Gramercy Books
This book is a selection of representative examples of Ansel Adams' National Park Service Photographs.
We Are What We Celebrate
Author: Amitai Etzioni, Jared Bloom
Publisher: NYU Press
How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni, one of the most influential social and political thinkers of our time, this collection provides a compelling overview of the impact that holidays and rituals have on our family and communal life. From community solidarity to ethnic relations to religious traditions, We Are What We Celebrate argues that holidays such as Halloween, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day play an important role in reinforcing, and sometimes redefining, our values as a society. The collection brings together classic and original essays that, for the first time, offer a comprehensive overview and analysis of the important role such celebrations play in maintaining a moral order as well as in cementing family bonds, building community relations and creating national identity. The essays cover such topics as the creation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday; the importance of holidays for children; the mainstreaming of Kwanzaa; and the controversy over Columbus Day celebrations. Compelling and often surprising, this look at holidays and rituals brings new meaning to not just the ways we celebrate but to what those celebrations tell us about ourselves and our communities. Contributors: Theodore Caplow, Gary Cross, Matthew Dennis, Amitai Etzioni, John R. Gillis, Ellen M. Litwicki, Diana Muir, Francesca Polletta, Elizabeth H. Pleck, David E. Proctor, Mary F. Whiteside, and Anna Day Wilde.
Ouch! That Hearts..
Author: Harsh Snehanshu
Publisher: Harsh Snehanshu
They were far away. They had been coercively separated. Half a world apart. He was in india, while she in US. Some say that long distance relationships do not work. They knew just one thing: love works. And they possessed just one asset: hope, It worked for them, even without hearing each other's voice for months, even without seeing each other's voice face for almost half a year. Six months later, she was coming back to india for just a week. Their exitement touched the pinnacle of joy, in hope that their timeless wait was going to be over the moment they would behold each ohter's light. But somethihng happens. Love fails. Hope survives. Or vice-versa? What happens next ? Come and find out tourself in the continuing story of Kanav and Tanya...
Master the words and phrases necessary for handling everyday situations Practice Makes Perfect: German Vocabulary helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in German. Practice Makes Perfect: German Vocabulary offers you: More than 100 exercises Concise grammatical explanations A new chapter on contemporary vocabulary An answer key to gauge your comprehension With help from this book, you can easily speak or write in German about: Different occupations and jobs * German holidays and traditions * Taking the train * Growing your own garden * Where it hurts on your body * Your house * Your family and friends * What you studied in school * Your favorite TV show * Your family's background . . . and much more!
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Author: Katalin Pelcz, Szilvia Szita
"Our Hungarian Vocabulary by Topic is filling a gap in the literature of teaching Hungarian as a foreign language. It contains the vocabulary of nineteen, thematically organized topics, thus making the book a useful supplement to all course books. In addition to the comprehensive and systematic presentation of the vocabulary, sample sentences based on everyday usage, cultural references and typical speech situations are also included. The most important keywords are highlighted to stress their importance. The book is recommended to both beginner and advanced level learners wishing to improve their language skills at home or in class."--Editor.
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