The German Language: A Linguistic Introduction

The German Language: A Linguistic Introduction

Author(s): Jean Boase-Beier, Ken Lodge

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631231387

Online ISBN: 9780470773499

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773499

About this Book

The German Language introduces students of German to a linguistic way of looking at the language. Written from a Chomksyan perspective, this volume covers the basic structural components of the German language: syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon.


  • Explores the linguistic structure of German from current theoretical perspectives.
  • Written from a Chomksyan perspective, this volume covers the basic structural components of the German language: syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon.
  • Serves as a valuable resource for students of German language and literature and for linguists with little or no background in the language.
  • Includes exercises, definitions of key terms, and suggestions for further reading.

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