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Neue Horizonte, 8th Edition

  • David B. Dollenmayer Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Thomas S. Hansen Wellesley College
  • ISBN-10: 1111344191  |  ISBN-13: 9781111344191
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2003, 1999
  • © 2014 | Published
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Packed with contemporary dialogue, engaging readings, active vocabulary, and an assortment of hands-on activities, NEUE HORIZONTE, 8e skillfully instills both communicative and grammatical competency using a diversified methodology that adapts well to a variety of teaching and learning styles. Immersing students in a complete language-learning experience, its unique integrated treatment stresses a balance of communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures. The new Eighth Edition combines a vibrant new four-color design with its signature clear grammar presentations, practical vocabulary lessons, beautiful prose and poetry, and hands-on iLrn Heinle Learning Center--a dynamic learning environment that delivers everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course. Available at an additional cost, the iLrn Heinle Learning Center includes an audio-enhanced eBook, assignable textbook activities, partnered voice-recorded activities, an online workbook, lab manual with audio, and video manual with video clips. In addition, interactive enrichment activities and a personalized diagnostic study tool helps students prepare for exams.

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  • Helpful Grammar Definitions and Note on Usage boxes provide students with thumbnail explanations of basic grammatical terms followed by usage examples in an easy-access format.
  • Clear, comprehensive grammar presentations explain new structures without assuming previous knowledge of grammatical terms and immediately reinforce each new topic with exercises and activities that move students toward free expression.
  • Useful and practical vocabulary lessons combine active and optional vocabulary with accompanying activities that emphasize survival skills for everyday situations.
  • Up-to-date colloquial dialogues in each chapter present models for brief, authentic communication in everyday situations, while introducing new vocabulary and structures.
  • Bound-in with the AIE, text Audio CDs offer quick access to the Dialoge (dialogs), Lyrik zum Vorlesen (poetry for reading aloud), and Lesestücke (readings) all in one convenient component.
  • Engaging, contemporary readings reflect cultural shifts within the German-speaking world and provide a window into the development of cultural identity, such as the bicultural problems facing second-generation Turkish-Germans and the irreverent humor that relates to the Viennese identity.
  • Readings as cultural capstones encourage students to make cross-cultural comparisons while challenging their ability to comprehend more sophisticated prose.
  • Lyrik zum Vorlesen (Poetry for Reading Aloud) offers an enriching way for students to practice accurate pronunciation, to discover the beauty of German as a literary language, and to engage in guided discussion using simple interpretive questions in German.
  • An enlightening two-part video corresponding with chapter topics and themes combines situational footage featuring a diverse cast of German, Turkish-German, Swiss, and Austrian characters along with street interviews that illustrate the use of relevant grammar topics. The New Video Manual is now part of the SAM.

Table of Contents

Contents.
Preface.
EINFÜHRUNG Kommunikation.
Tag 1. Greeting people and asking their names. Identifying classroom objects. Saying good-bye. Naming the days of the week. Tag 2. Spelling in German. Talking about the weather. Naming the months of the year. Counting to 20. Telling time. Saying where you are from. Almanach Profile of the Federal Republic of Germany.
KAPITEL 1. Wie geht es dir?
Dialoge: In Eile. Die Mensa. Typisch für September. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Kinderreime, Zungenbrecher. Grammatik: 1. Subject pronouns. 2. Verbs: Infinitive and present tense. 3. Nouns: Noun gender, pronoun agreement, noun plurals. 4. Nominative case. 5. The sentence: German word order. 6. Flavoring particles (ja). Lesestück: Wie sagt man "you" auf Deutsch?
Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: The feminine suffix -in. Schreibtipp: Writing e-mails in German.
Almanach Where Is German Spoken?
KAPITEL 2. Familie und Freunde.
Dialoge: Wer liest die Zeitung? Ich hab'' eine Frage. Paul sucht ein Zimmer. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Hermann Hesse, "Liebeslied". Grammatik: 1. Accusative case. 2. Verbs with stem-vowel change e → i (e). 3. The verb wissen. 4. Possessive adjectives. 5. Cardinal numbers above 20. Lesestück: Die Familie heute. Vokabeln im Alltag: Familie und Freunde. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Compound nouns. Schreibtipp: Eine Postkarte schreiben. Almanach: Essen (Wochenmarkt).
KAPITEL 3. Jugend und Schule.
Dialoge: Du hast es gut! Eine Pause. Heute gibt''s keine Chemiestunde. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Rätsel, "Bruder Jakob". Grammatik: 1. The predicate. 2. Modal verbs. 3. Verbs with stem-vowel change a  ä, au  äu. 4. Negation. 5. The indefinite pronoun man. Lesestück: Eine Klassendiskussion. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Masculine nouns ending in –er. Vokabeln im Alltag: Kleidung und Farben. Schreibtipp:Writing with modal verbs. Almanach D/A/CH Schulsystem.
KAPITEL 4. Land und Leute.
Dialoge: Am Starnberger See. Winterurlaub in Österreich. Morgens um halb zehn. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: "Die Jahreszeiten". Grammatik: 1. More uses of the accusative case. 2. Suggestions and commands: The imperative. 3. The verb warden. 4. Equivalents of English to like. 5. Sentence adverbs. 6. Gehen + infinitive. Lesestück: Deutschland: Geographie und Klima. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Compass points. Other masculine nouns. Haupt-
Vokabeln im Alltag: Geografie, Landschaft und Klima. Schreibtipp: Free writing in German. Almanach The Common Origin of German and English.
KAPITEL 5. Arbeit und Freizeit.
Dialoge: Der neue Bäckerlehrling. Beim Bäcker. Schule oder Beruf? Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Georg Weerth, "Die goldene Sonne". Grammatik: 1. Dative case. 2. Dative personal pronouns. 3. Word order of nouns and pronouns. 4. Prepositions with the dative case. 5. Verbs with separable prefixes. Lesestück: Drei Deutsche bei der Arbeit. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Agent nouns. Adverbs of time. Vokabeln im Alltag: Berufe. Schreibtipp: Writing a dialogue.
Almanach Freizeitbeschäftigungen.
KAPITEL 6. An der Universität.
Dialoge: Alina sucht ein Zimmer. Am Semesteranfang. An der Universität in Tübingen. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Wanderers Nachtlied". Grammatik: 1. Simple past tense of sein. 2. Perfect tense. 3. Two-way prepositions. 4. Masculine N-nouns. Lesestück: Eine E-Mail aus Freiburg. Vokabeln im Alltag: Das Studium. Schreibtipp: Einen Brief schreiben. Almanach Universitäten in Europa.Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen
KAPITEL 7. Auf Reisen.
Dialoge: Am Bahnhof. Vor der Urlaubsreise. Am Telefon. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Wilhelm Müller, "Wanderschaft". Grammatik: 1. Der-words and ein-words. 2. Coordinating conjunctions. 3. Verbs with dative objects. 4. Personal dative. 5. Using würden + infinitive. 6. Verbs with two-way prepositions. 7. Official time-telling. Lesestück: Unterwegs mit Fahrrad, Auto und der Bahn. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Translating English to spend. Verbal nouns. Vokabeln im Alltag: Reisen und Verkehr. Schreibtipp: More on free writing. Almanach Jugendherbergen.
KAPITEL 8. Das Leben in der Stadt.
Dialoge: Ein Stadtbummel. Im Restaurant. Die Einkaufsliste. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Aldo von Pinelli, "Ich hab'' noch einen Koffer in Berlin". Grammatik: 1. Subordinate clauses and subordinating conjunctions. 2. Infinitive constructions with zu. 3. Genitive case. 4. Prepositions with the genitive case. 5. Nouns of measure, weight, and number. 6. Equivalents of English to. Lesestück: Aspekte der Großstadt. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Compounds with –stadt. Vokabeln im Alltag: das Stadtleben. Schreibtipp: Brainstorming ideas for a topic. Almanach Berlin: Hunderterbus.
KAPITEL 9. Unsere Umwelt.
Dialoge: Recycling in unserem Wohnhaus. Ein umweltfreundliches Geburtstagsgeschenk. Treibst du gern Sport? Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Heinrich Heine, "Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten" ("Die Loreley"). Grammatik: 1. Attributive adjectives and adjective endings. 2. Word order of adverbs: Time/manner/place. 3. Ordinal numbers and dates. Lesestück: Unsere Umwelt in Gefahr. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Identifying noun gender. Vokabeln im Alltag: Sport. Schreibtipp: Using adjectives in descriptions. Almanach Umweltbewusstsein.
KAPITEL 10. Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert.
Dialoge: Damals. Das ärgert mich! Schlimme Zeiten. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Bertolt Brecht, "Mein junger Sohn fragt mich". Grammatik: 1. Simple past tense. 2. Equivalents of when: als, wenn, wann. 3. Past perfect tense. 4. More time expressions. Lesestück: Eine Ausstellung historischer Plakate aus der Weimarer Republik. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Nouns ending in -ismus. City names as adjectives. Vokabeln im Alltag: Politik. Schreibtipp: Using the simple past tense to write about the past. Almanach Politische Parteien in Deutschland.
KAPITEL 11. Deutschland nach der Mauer.
Dialoge: Am Brandenburger Tor. Ein Unfall: Stefan bricht sich das Bein. Anna besucht Stefan im Krankenhaus. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, "Das Lied der Deutschen". Grammatik: 1. Reflexive verbs and pronouns. 2. Dative pronouns with clothing and parts of the body. 3. Adjectives and pronouns of indefinite number. 4. Adjectival nouns. 5. More on bei. 6. Designating decades: The 90s, etc. Lesestück: Michael Kleeberg, Erinnerungen. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Country names; nouns and adjectives of nationality. Vokabeln im Alltag: Körper und Aussehen. Schreibtipp: Enhancing your writing through variation. Almanach Zeittafel zur deutschen Geschichte, 1939 bis heute.
KAPITEL 12. Europa und Amerika.
Dialoge: Idiotensicher. Klatsch. Vor der Haustür. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Joseph von Eichendorff, "Heimweh". Grammatik: 1. Comparison of adjectives and adverbs. 2. Relative pronouns and relative clauses. 3. The verb lassen. 4. Time phrases with Mal. 5. Parts of the day. Lesestück: Anna Mitgutsch, Erinnerungen, Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: The prefix irgend-. Vokabeln im Alltag: Hobbys. Schreibtipp: Creative writing in German. Almanach Deutsche Immigranten in Amerika.
KAPITEL 13. Die Schweiz.
Dialoge: Skifahren in der Schweiz. Probleme in der WG: Im Wohnzimmer ist es unordentlich. Am Informationsschalter in Basel. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Eugen Gomringer, "nachwort". Grammatik: 1. Verbs with prepositional complements. 2. Pronouns as objects of prepositions: da-compounds and wo-compounds. 3. Future tense. 4. Directional prefixes: hin- and her-. 5. Wanting X to do Y. Lesestück: Zwei Schweizer stellen ihre Heimat vor. Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: German equivalents for only. Vokabeln im Alltag:Bei uns zu Hause. Schreibtipp: Formulating interview questions. Almanach Profil; Schweiz.
KAPITEL 14. Österreich.
Dialoge: Auf Urlaub in Salzburg. An der Rezeption. Ausflug zum Heurigen. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Ernst Jandl, "ottos mops". Grammatik: 1. Subjunctive: Present tense. 2. Subjunctive: Past tense. 3. Subjunctive with als ob. Lesestück: Georg Kreisler, "Heimat". Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: Suffix –lang. Vokabeln im Alltag: Übernachtungen. Schreibtipp: Using the subjunctive to write a speculative essay. Almanach Profil: Österreich.
KAPITEL 15. Kulturelle Vielfalt.
Dialoge: Wo liegt die Heimat? Die verpasste Geburtstagsfeier. Vor der Post. Lyrik zum Vorlesen: Vier Gedichte von Mascha Kaléko. Grammatik: 1. Passive voice. 2. The present participle. Lesestück: Zafer Senocak, "Ich bin das andere Kind". Tipps zum Lesen und Lernen: German equivalents of to think. Vokabeln im Alltag: Freundschaft, Partnerschaft, Ehe. Schreibtipp: Choosing between the subjunctive and the indicative. Almanach Ausländer in Deutschland.

What's New

  • Modern Dialogue: Revised and updated dialogues reflect more contemporary names as well as changes in active vocabulary. In addition, recordings of the dialogues are available to instructors on CD (bound-in with the AIE) and to students via the companion website (downloadable mp3 files).
  • Lyrik zum Vorlesen: New poems give students practical experience working with the nuances of the language. Georg Weerth's "Die goldene Sonne" replaces Richard Demel's "Der Arbeitsmann" in Chapter 5, and Aldo von Pinelli's "Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin" is now featured in Chapter 8.
  • More Active Vocabulary: Improved organization of vocabulary lists focus on active vocabulary, while Vokabeln im Alltag sections are featured in every chapter.
  • Expanded Activities: Revised activities in all sections reflect more varied formats, giving students an assortment of ways to work with the language.
  • Lesestück: Chapter 11's "Deutschland im europäischen Haus" has been replaced with a new text on post-Wende Germany from the personal perspective of contemporary German novelist Michael Kleeberg. Additionally, Chapter 12 replaces Anna Segher's "Zwei Denkmäler" with a reading by Austrian writer Anna Mitgutsch on her longstanding engagement with America and U.S. culture.
  • Revised Almanach: Most of the culture sections have been updated and/or re-written to reflect current trends and issues.
  • Rückschau: New self-assessment feature "Was habe ich gelernt?" asks students to reflect on their learning.
  • New Four-Color Design, Artwork: A bold new, four-color design features all new drawings and photos as well as a streamlined chapter layout--making the text more reader-friendly than ever.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

David B. Dollenmayer

David B. Dollenmayer is Professor of German at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University and was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Munich. Dr. Dollenmayer has written on 20th century writers Alfred Döblin, Joseph Roth, Christa Wolf, and Ingeborg Bachmann. In addition, he is the author of THE BERLIN NOVELS OF ALFRED DÖBLIN (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988) and the translator of works by Michael Kleeberg, Anna Mitgutsch, Perikles Monioudis, and Moses Rosenkranz.

Thomas S. Hansen

Thomas S. Hansen is Professor of German at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., where his current research focuses on 20th century book design. He received his B.A. from Tufts University, studied six semesters at the University of Tübingen, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Hansen is the author (with Burton R. Pollin) of THE GERMAN FACE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A STUDY OF LITERARY REFERENCES IN HIS WORKS (Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1995) and CLASSIC BOOK JACKETS: THE DESIGN LEGACY OF GEORGE SALTER (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005). His website on Salter's book design is located at www.wellesley.edu/German/GeorgeSalter/Documents/home.html.