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Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik, 5th Edition

  • Jamie Rankin Princeton University
  • Larry D. Wells (Late) Late of Binghamton University
  • ISBN-10: 1439082782  |  ISBN-13: 9781439082782
  • 528 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

This intermediate, modular approach to German grammar serves as both a reference handbook and a practice manual. The text is organized to allow instructors to follow each chapter sequentially or to teach in modules, as each chapter is self-contained and can be used in any order. The chapter structure of the twenty-four regular chapters provides a presentation of new information, followed by material for oral and written practice: Grammatik (grammar), Worschatz (vocabulary), Übungen (exercises, self-, and small-group practice), Anwendung (application, in-class group activities), Schriftliche Themen (writing topics), and Zusammenfassung (summary). The six reference chapters consist of grammar presentations through explanations, models, and charts; and Übersicht (summary).

Features and Benefits

  • Twenty-four regular chapters consisting of thorough grammar explanations, models, charts followed by a vocabulary section (Wortschatz), ample structured practice (Übungen), open-ended activities (Anwendung), a writing section (Schriftliche Themen) including strategies (Tipps zum Schreiben). The chapter wraps up with a summary (Zusammenfassung) of the main points (Rules to Remember) and charts (At a Glance).
  • Zum Beispiel: Every two-three chapter opens with a cultural theme or focus (zum Beispiel) that serves as a basis for discussion of the chapter's grammar point(s).
  • Reference chapters: The six reference chapters feature more condensed grammar presentations and no activities.

Table of Contents

1. WORD ORDER.
zum Beispiel: Deutschland. Grammatik.
1.1. Word order in main clauses.
1.2. Positions of the conjugated verb in questions.
1.3. Positions of the conjugated verb in dependent clauses.
Wortschatz: Beim Lernen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Beginning the sentence. Zusammenfassung.
2. PRESENT TENSE.
Grammatik.
2.1. Present-tense conjugations.
2.2. Uses of the present tense.
Wortschatz: Sind Sie Besserwisser – oder Kenner? (wissen vs. kennen). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using familiar verbs and structures. Zusammenfassung.
3. PRESENT PERFECT TENSE.
zum Beispiel: Wetten, dass …? Grammatik.
3.1. Principal parts of verbs.
3.2. Present perfect tense.
Wortschatz: Viele Wege führen nach Rom. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using the present perfect tense. Zusammenfassung.
4. DEFINITE ARTICLES AND DER- WORDS. INDEFINITE ARTICLES AND EIN- WORDS.
Grammatik.
4.1. Definite articles.
4.2. Indefinite articles.
4.3. Der-words.
4.4. Ein-words: Possessive adjectives.
4.5. Der- and ein-words used as pronouns.
Wortschatz: Platz da! (Raum, Platz, Ort, Stelle). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Editing your writing. Zusammenfassung.
5. CASES.
zum Beispiel: Das Leben der anderen. Grammatik.
5.1. Cases.
5.2. Regular noun declensions.
5.3. Nominative case.
5.4. Accusative case.
5.5. Dative case.
5.6. Genitive case.
Wortschatz: Mach doch! Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Checking for correct cases. Zusammenfassung.
6. PREPOSITIONS.
Grammatik.
6.1. Prepositions and contractions.
6.2. Accusative prepositions.
6.3. Dative prepositions.
6.4. Two-way prepositions.
6.5. Genitive prepositions.
Wortschatz: Hol'' mir doch bitte die Zeitung. (bekommen, holen, erhalten, kriegen). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Adding information through prepositions. Zusammenfassung.
7. NEGATION.
Grammatik.
7.1. Kein.
7.2. Nicht.
7.3. Kein-... mehr / nicht mehr.
Wortschatz: Nichts geht mehr.... Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Writing first drafts and checking for common errors. Zusammenfassung.
8. SIMPLE PAST TENSE. PAST PERFECT TENSE.
zum Beispiel: Die Zauberflöte. Grammatik.
8.1. Simple past tense.
8.2. Past perfect tense.
Wortschatz: Komm, wir laufen um die Wette! Übungen. Anwendung. Tipps zum mündlichen Erzählen: Telling stories. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Choosing precise verbs. Zusammenfassung.
9. MODAL VERBS.
Grammatik.
9.1. Present and past tenses of modal verbs.
9.2. Meanings of modal verbs.
9.3. Perfect tenses of modal verbs.
9.4. Future tense of modal verbs.
Wortschatz: I mag di! (gern haben, mögen, lieben, gefallen, gern, Lust haben). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Providing explanations. Zusammenfassung.
10. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS. REFLEXIVE VERBS. SELBST AND SELBER. EINANDER.
Grammatik.
10.1. Reflexive pronouns.
10.2. Reflexive verbs.
10.3. Selbst and selber.
10.4. The reciprocal pronoun einander.
Wortschatz: Entscheide dich doch! Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using process writing in German. Zusammenfassung.
11. INFINITIVES.
zum Beispiel: Fußball – Ein Spiel für Intellektuelle. Grammatik.
11.1. Infinitives with zu.
11.2. Adverbial phrases with um … zu, ohne ... zu, and (an)statt ... zu.
11.3. Infinitives without zu.
11.4. Lassen + infinitive.
11.5. Infinitives as nouns.
11.6. Double infinitives.
Wortschatz: Wer hat wen verlassen? (lassen, verlassen, weggehen). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Expressing your own views. Zusammenfassung.
12. PASSIVE VOICE.
Grammatik.
12.1. Passive voice.
12.2. True passive vs. statal passive.
12.3. Substitutes for the passive voice.
Wortschatz: Endlich geschafft! Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Practicing the passive. Zusammenfassung.
13. ADJECTIVES.
Grammatik.
13.1. Adjectives without endings.
13.2. Adjectives with endings.
13.3. Limiting adjectives.
13.4. Adjectives governing cases.
13.5. Adjectives with prepositional complements.
13.6. Suffixes that form adjectives.
Wortschatz: Gut und schlecht. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Making writing more vivid with adjectives. Zusammenfassung.
14. ADVERBS.
Grammatik.
14.1. Descriptive adverbs.
14.2. Adverbs of time.
14.3. Adverbs of place.
14.4. Position of adverbs and adverbial phrases.
14.5. Adverbial conjunctions.
Wortschatz: Ende gut, alles gut! Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Establishing a sequence of events. Zusammenfassung.
15. COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE.
zum Beispiel: Mittagspause. Grammatik.
15.1. Comparative and superlative forms.
15.2. Uses of the comparative and superlative.
15.3. Comparisons with compound adjectives.
15.4. Other superlative constructions.
Wortschatz: Höhen und Tiefen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Comparing and contrasting. Zusammenfassung.
16. ADJECTIVAL NOUNS. PARTICIPIAL MODIFIERS.
Grammatik.
16.1. Adjectival nouns.
16.2. Participles as modifiers.
16.3. Extended modifiers.
Wortschatz: Neues entdecken! (lernen, erfahren, herausfinden, entdecken, feststellen). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using extended modifiers. Zusammenfassung.
17. PERSONAL, INDEFINITE, AND DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS.
Grammatik.
17.1. Personal pronouns.
17.2. Indefinite pronouns.
17.3. Demonstrative pronouns.
Wortschatz: Noch eine Prüfung?! (nur, erst, ein ander-, noch ein-). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using pronouns in German. Zusammenfassung.
18. RELATIVE PRONOUNS.
zum Beispiel: Tatort. Grammatik.
18.1. Relative clauses.
18.2. Relative pronouns.
18.3. Was and wo-compounds as relative pronouns.
18.4. The indefinite relative pronouns wer and was.
18.5. Other forms of relativization.
Wortschatz: Kategorien. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using and avoiding relative clauses. Zusammenfassung.
19. QUESTIONS AND INTERROGATIVES.
Grammatik.
19.1. Yes-no questions.
19.2. Interrogative words.
19.3. Indirect questions.
Wortschatz: Hör doch auf! Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Asking rhetorical questions. Zusammenfassung.
20. DA-COMPOUNDS. USES OF ES.
Grammatik.
20.1. Prepositional da-compounds.
20.2. Anticipatory da-compounds.
20.3. Uses of es.
Wortschatz: Es geht um „es" (es handelt sich um, es geht um, handeln von). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Avoiding some common pitfalls. Zusammenfassung.
21. SUBJUNCTIVE II.
Grammatik.
21.1. The subjunctive mood.
21.2. Present subjunctive II forms.
21.3. Uses of present subjunctive II.
21.4. Past subjunctive forms and use.
Wortschatz: Benimm dich doch mal! Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using the subjunctive. Zusammenfassung.
22. INDIRECT DISCOURSE. SUBJUNCTIVE I.
zum Beispiel: Metropolis. Grammatik.
22.1. Indirect discourse.
22.2. Subjunctive I forms.
22.3. Using the subjunctive in indirect discourse.
22.4. Other contexts for indirect discourse.
22.5. Other uses of subjunctive I.
Wortschatz: „Sagen" anders sagen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using quotations. Zusammenfassung.
23. IMPERATIVE MOOD. COMMANDS.
Grammatik.
23.1. The imperative mood.
23.2. Other options for expressing commands.
Wortschatz: Simse mir mal! Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Writing with the imperative. Zusammenfassung.
24. FUTURE TENSE. FUTURE PERFECT TENSE.
zum Beispiel: Herbsttag. Grammatik.
24.1. Future tense.
24.2. Future perfect tense.
Wortschatz: Weiter so! (weiter[machen], fortfahren, fortsetzen). Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Qualifying statements about the future. Zusammenfassung.
Reference Chapters.
REFERENCE 1.
Noun Genders • Noun Plurals • Weak Nouns.
R.1.1. Noun genders.
R.1.2. Noun plurals.
R.1.3. Weak noun declensions.
Übersicht.
REFERENCE 2.
Conjunctions.
R.2.1. Coordinating conjunctions.
R.2.2. Two-part (correlative) conjunctions.
R.2.3. Subordinating conjunctions.
Übersicht.
REFERENCE 3.
Prepositional Phrases as Verbal Complements.
R.3.1. Concept and usage.
R.3.2. Examples in context.
Übersicht.
REFERENCE 4.
Numerals • Measurements • Time.
R.4.1. Numerals.
R.4.2. Measurements.
R.4.3. Time.
Übersicht.
REFERENCE 5.
Verb Prefixes.
R.5.1. Separable prefixes.
R.5.2. Inseparable prefixes.
R.5.3. Two-way prefixes.
Übersicht.
REFERENCE 6.
Particles.
R.6.1. Concept.
R.6.2. Particles in use.
R.6.3. Particles as responses.
Übersicht.
Appendices.
Appendix 1: Formats for written communication.
Appendix 2: Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation: Rechtschreibreform 2006.
Appendix 3: Strong and irregular weak verbs.
German-English Vocabulary.
Index.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jamie Rankin

Jamie Rankin is director of the Princeton University Center for Language Study, and coordinator of language teaching and pedagogy in the Department of German. He has been a senior lecturer at Princeton since 1991. After completing a Ph.D. in German literature at Harvard University, he went on to specialize in second-language acquisition and pedagogy in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii. His work focuses on language teaching methodologies and curriculum development; the dynamics of foreign language classroom interactions; and how to train instructors to integrate second-language acquisition research in their classroom preparation and interaction. His research has frequently taken the form of collaborative classroom research with graduate student assistants and instructors in the department, and several of these studies have been published−including two awarded the Unterrichtpraxis' prize for Best Articles of the Year in 1999 and again in 2006.

Larry D. Wells (Late)

Deceased. Professor Wells received his Ph.D. from Ohio State with a specialization in 19th century German literature. He championed student-centered, communicative learning that made students active partners in the classroom. His numerous publications, including HANDBUCH ZUR DEUTSCHEN GRAMMATIK, are considered by most educators in German as benchmarks in the field of German language instruction.