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Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik, 6th Edition

  • Jamie Rankin Princeton University
  • Larry D. Wells (Late) Late of Binghamton University
  • ISBN-10: 1305078845  |  ISBN-13: 9781305078840
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2016 | 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 structure of the 24 regular chapters provides a presentation of new information, followed by material for oral and written practice: Grammatik (grammar), Wortschatz (vocabulary), Übungen (exercises, self-practice, 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

  • There are 24 regular chapters consisting of thorough grammar explanations, models, charts followed by a vocabulary section (Wortschatz), ample structured practice (Übungen), open-ended activities (Anwendung), and 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).
  • Every chapter opens with a cultural theme or focus (Zum Beispiel) that serves as a basis for discussion of the chapter's grammar points.
  • The six reference chapters feature more condensed grammar presentations and no activities.

Table of Contents

1. WORD ORDER.
zum Beispiel: Märchen. Grammatik: Word order in main clauses. Positions of the conjugated verb in questions. Positions of the conjugated verb in dependent clauses.
Wortschatz: Vokabeln zum Studium. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Beginning the sentence. Zusammenfassung.
2. PRESENT TENSE.
zum Beispiel: Fastfood. Grammatik: Present-tense conjugations. Uses of the present tense. Wortschatz: kennen │ wissen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using familiar verbs and structures. Zusammenfassung.
3. PRESENT PERFECT TENSE.
zum Beispiel: Wetten, dass …? Grammatik: Principal parts of verbs. Present perfect tense. Wortschatz: weil │ da │ denn. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using the present perfect tense. Zusammenfassung.
4. DEFINITE ARTICLES AND DER-WORDS. INDEFINITE ARTICLES AND EIN-WORDS.
zum Beispiel: WG. Grammatik: Definite articles. Indefinite articles. Der-words. Ein-words: Possessive adjectives. Der- and ein-words used as pronouns. Wortschatz: der Raum │ der Platz │ der Ort │ die Stelle. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Editing your writing. Zusammenfassung.
5. CASES AND DECLENSIONS.
zum Beispiel: Das Leben der anderen.Grammatik: Cases. Regular noun declensions. Nominative case. Accusative case. Dative case. Genitive case. Wortschatz: machen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Checking for correct cases. Zusammenfassung.
6. PREPOSITIONS.
zum Beispiel: Eurovision Song Contest. Grammatik: Prepositions and contractions. Accusative prepositions. Dative prepositions.Variable prepositions. Genitive prepositions. Wortschatz: Wie sagt man to go to...? Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Adding information through prepositions. Zusammenfassung.
7. NEGATION.
zum Beispiel: Rad fahren. Grammatik: Kein. Nicht. Kein-... mehr / nicht mehr.
Wortschatz: Negationselemente. 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: Bus. Grammatik: Simple past tense. Past perfect tense. Wortschatz: bekommen | erhalten | kriegen | holen. Übungen. Anwendung. Tipps zum mündlichen Erzählen: Telling stories. Schriftliche Themen.Tipps zum Schreiben: Choosing precise verbs. Zusammenfassung.
9. MODAL VERBS.
zum Beispiel: Universität. Grammatik: Present and past tenses of modal verbs. Meanings of modal verbs. Perfect tenses of modal verbs. Future tense of modal verbs.
Wortschatz: Wie sagt man to like...? Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen.Tipps zum Schreiben: Providing explanations. Zusammenfassung.
10. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS. REFLEXIVE VERBS. SELBST AND SELBER. EINANDER.
zum Beispiel: Albrecht Dürer. Grammatik: Reflexive pronouns. Reflexive verbs. Selbst and selber. The reciprocal pronoun einander. Wortschatz: Wie sagt man to decide?
Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using process writing in German. Zusammenfassung.
11. INFINITIVES.
zum Beispiel: Fußball.
Grammatik: Infinitives with zu. Adverbial phrases with um ... zu, ohne ... zu, and (an)statt ... zu. Infinitives without zu. Lassen + infinitive. Infinitives as nouns. Double infinitives. Wortschatz: lassen | verlassen | weggehen. Übungen. Anwendung.
Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Expressing your own views. Zusammenfassung.
12. PASSIVE VOICE.
zum Beispiel: Stuttgart 21.
Grammatik: Passive voice. True passive vs. statal passive. Substitutes for the passive voice. Wortschatz: schaffen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Practicing the passive. Zusammenfassung.
13. ADJECTIVES.
zum Beispiel: Harry auf Deutsch. Grammatik: Adjectives without endings. Adjectives with endings. Limiting adjectives. Adjectives governing cases. Adjectives with prepositional complements. Suffixes that form adjectives. Wortschatz: gut │ schlecht.
Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Making writing more vivid with adjectives. Zusammenfassung.
14. ADVERBS.
zum Beispiel: Mauerfall. Grammatik: Descriptive adverbs. Adverbs of time. Adverbs of place. Position of adverbs and adverbial phrases. Adverbial conjunctions. Wortschatz: Ende │ Schluss │ endlich │schließlich │zuletzt. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Establishing a sequence of events. Zusammenfassung.
15. COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE.
zum Beispiel: Berlin │ Bern│ Wien. Grammatik: Comparative and superlative forms. Uses of the comparative and superlative. Comparisons with compound adjectives. Other superlative constructions. Wortschatz: Adjektiv > Substantiv. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Comparing and contrasting.
Zusammenfassung.
16. ADJECTIVAL NOUNS. PARTICIPIAL MODIFIERS.
zum Beispiel: Deutsche im Urlaub. Grammatik: Adjectival nouns. Participles as modifiers. Extended modifiers. Wortschatz: lernen │ erfahren │herausfinden │entdecken │ feststellen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using extended modifiers. Zusammenfassung.
17. PERSONAL, INDEFINITE, AND DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS.
zum Beispiel: Erlkönig. Grammatik: Personal pronouns. Indefinite pronouns. Demonstrative pronouns. Wortschatz: nur │erst │ ein ander- │ noch ein-. Übungen.
Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using pronouns in German.
Zusammenfassung.
18. RELATIVE PRONOUNS.
zum Beispiel: Krimi. Grammatik: Relative clauses. Relative pronouns. Was and wo-compounds as relative pronouns. The indefinite relative pronouns wer and was. Other forms of relativization. Wortschatz: Kategorien. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using and avoiding relative clauses. Zusammenfassung.
19. QUESTIONS AND INTERROGATIVES.
zum Beispiel: Dufte. Grammatik: Yes-no questions. Interrogative words. Indirect questions. Wortschatz: Wie sagt man to stop? Übungen. Anwendung.
Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Asking rhetorical questions.
Zusammenfassung.
20. DA-COMPOUNDS. USES OF ES.
zum Beispiel: Tagesschau. Grammatik: Prepositional da-compounds. Anticipatory da-compounds. Uses of es. Wortschatz: es handelt sich um... │es geht um... │handeln von... Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Avoiding some common pitfalls. Zusammenfassung.
21. SUBJUNCTIVE II.
zum Beispiel: Fitness. Grammatik: The subjunctive mood. Present subjunctive II forms. Uses of present subjunctive II. Past subjunctive forms and use. Wortschatz: Wie sagt man to act? Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using the subjunctive Zusammenfassung.
22. INDIRECT DISCOURSE. SUBJUNCTIVE I.
zum Beispiel: Metropolis. Grammatik: Indirect discourse. Subjunctive I forms. Using the subjunctive in indirect discourse. Other contexts for indirect discourse. Other uses of subjunctive I. Wortschatz: Wie sagt man to say? Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Using quotations. Zusammenfassung.
23. IMPERATIVE MOOD. COMMANDS.
zum Beispiel: Knigge. Grammatik: The imperative mood. Other options for expressing commands. Wortschatz: Vokabeln zu„Social Media.” Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Writing with the imperative.
Zusammenfassung.
24. FUTURE TENSE. FUTURE PERFECT TENSE.
zum Beispiel: Herbsttag. Grammatik: Future tense. Future perfect tense. Wortschatz: weiter[machen] │ fortfahren │ fortsetzen. Übungen. Anwendung. Schriftliche Themen. Tipps zum Schreiben: Qualifying statements about the future. Zusammenfassung.
Reference 1. Noun Genders. Noun Plurals. Weak Nouns.
Reference 2. Conjunctions.
Reference 3. Prepositional Phrases as Verbal Complements.
Reference 4. Numerals. Measurements. Time.
Reference 5. Verb Prefixes.
Reference 6. Particles.
Reference Section.
Appendices.
German-English Vocabulary.
Index.

What's New

  • Zum Beispiel. Now integrated into *every* chapter, the feature has an expansion of topics that link language and culture throughout the text. Drawn from a wide assortment of genres and cultural registers−film (mainstream and independent), literary texts, TV, and everyday life−these topics provide a meaning-based focus for the examples of grammar, syntax and style.
  • Handbuch recognizes that language learning should always be interwoven with cultural learning, and that contextualizing language wherever possible is a crucial step in helping students understand this relationship.
  • In this edition, each chapter begins with a brief introduction of a topic, which is then reflected in the examples throughout the chapter. This allows the examples to be “about” something, rather than simply random statements and questions. The intention is not to “cover” the topic−no text or set of texts could possibly do that−but to pique students' interest so they will explore these topics (and others) on their own.
  • Wortschatz. New vocabulary sections, addressing semantic topics that are notoriously difficult for non-native speakers of German: How to say because: learning how to use weil / denn / dahow to say to go to: detailed explanations and examples for using gehen + nach / auf / in / zu.
  • New verb paradigms. The new verb charts throughout the chapters now clearly show the use of Sie as a second-person conjugation in both singular and plural usage.

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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.