Reading German is a structured reading course designed to take a wide variety of users to an independent reading of authentic German texts. It is ideally suited for courses in colleges and universities, for students or specialists in any discipline, and for independent learners. Drawing on recent research into reading in a foreign language, the course chapters focus on the recognition and decoding of progressively complex written structures, before rehearsing a variety of strategies (suchas skimming and scanning) for negotiating longer and more complex texts. The book has four sections: a 16-chapter reading course an extensive reference section containing a specially-designed grammar of written German a further exercises section, for further work on recognizing structures a text corpus containing 23 texts of various types, with facing English translations. Grammatical points explained in the reference section are frequently illustrated using examples located in the text corpus. The only other resource the user will need is a bilingual dictionary. Advice on how to use a dictionary is contained in the reference section.
The leading classroom reference, and the favorite of students and teachers in high schools and colleges. Comprehensive and authoritative, Standards contain thousands of entries, full pronunciation, colloquialisms, neologisms, and more.
Langenscheidt Compact Dictionary German-English/English-German: Over 120,000 references *Wide range of vocabulary with a wealth of idiomatic expressions *Full pronunciation of German entries *Grammatical information on German nouns and verbs *The comprehensive reference work in a convenient size.
Acclaimed by language professionals the world over for its comprehensive coverage and meticulous accuracy, the Oxford-Duden German Dictionary is the result of a unique collaboration between two of the world's foremost dictionary publishers - Oxford University Press and the Dudenverlag. New to this edition is a guide to life and culture in the German- and English-speaking worlds. This guide covers a wide range of topics: from the political and educational systems, to key events in the calendar and how they are celebrated. It is an ideal reference for University students, as well as translators and language professionals. This title is a revised edition with supplements and replaces ISBN 0-19-860226-x (plain) and 0-19-860248-0 (thumb index).
This publication contains a selection of papers submitted to five conferences held in European countries during 2000-2001, which explored the concept of plurilingualism focused on the development of principles and a framework for the promotion of teaching more than one foreign language in schools.
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning German, Fourth Edition couches the more academic topics, such as verb tenses, in useful travel-themed chapters dealing with everything from shopping, renting cars, banking, making a phone call, visiting a doctor, going to the post office, to banking. This editon includes a new audio CD with nearly an hour of listen-and-learn exercises to get you speaking German like a native.
Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!
Cyberbullying is one of the darker and more troubling aspects to the growing accessibility of new media technologies. Children in developed countries engage with cyberspace at younger and younger ages, and the use of the internet as a means to bully and harass has been greeted with alarm by educationalists, parents, the media, and governments. This important new book is the result of a four-year international collaboration, funded by the EU, to better understand how we can cope and confront cyberbullying, and how new media technologies can be used to actually support the victims of such abuse. The articles initially define the historical and theoretical context to cyberbullying, before examining key issues involved in managing this pervasive phenomenon. Coverage includes: The definition and measurement of cyberbullying. The legal challenges in tackling cyberbullying across a number of international contexts. The role of mobile phone companies and Internet service providers in monitoring and prevention How the media frame and present the issue, and how that influences our understanding. How victims can cope with the effects of cyberbullying, and the guidelines and advice provided in different countries. How cyber-bullying can continue from school into further education, and the strategies that can be used to prevent it. The ways in which accessing 'youth voice', or maximising the contribution of young people themselves to the research process, can enhance our understanding The book concludes with practical guidance to help confront the trauma that cyberbullying can cause. It will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, policy makers and administrators with an interest in how children and young people are rendered vulnerable to bullying and harassment through a variety of online channels.
The Collins German Unabridged Dictionary is simply the best German dictionary you can buy. Here's why: Hundreds of thousands of entries and translations: The Collins German Unabridged Dictionary contains the most comprehensive coverage of both German and English and the most up-to-date business, political, and technical terms. Most up-to-date: This edition has been extensively revised and updated to cover the recent worldwide German spelling reform. Its vocabulary of today's German, including thousands of new phrases and indicators, is complete and exhaustive. This edition also includes full coverage of key words and full treatment of irregular forms of verbs, nouns, and adjectives to create the most complete and accurate picture of the German language available today. More colloquial usage than any other German dictionary: With its emphasis on current German and English—both written and spoken—including all areas of modern life and featuring regional usage, this dictionary gives you the edge in understanding and choosing the most appropriate translation. New terms in this edition include: Billigjob low-paid job Biokraftstoff organic fuel Chillen to chill out Handyverbot cell phone ban Radikal-fundamentalistisch radical fundamentalist
Human history has been characterised by the movement of peoples from one part of the world to another. The current tendency towards globalisation has accentuated this movement. While the proliferation of economic ties and the speed of travel and communication have made the world a much smaller place, any particular location within the world is now faced with an increasing degree of contact between cultures and languages. Migrating people bring with them languages in various stages of planning, with differing status and with differing relationships to their personal and group identity. The present study explores the ways in which three immigrant communities have adjusted and adapted to a new setting in Australia , and the ways in which the host community has contributed to this process. It focuses specifically on the ways in which patterns of language use contribute to the maintenance of a pre-migration identity and/or the negotiation of a new one. The languages chosen for this research are Macedonian, Filipino/Tagalog and Somali.
Appropriating live televised football through talk illustrates linguistic and embodied resources, e.g. cohesive devices, sequentiality and gestures, used by empirical audiences in the reception situation for a variety of functions such as the construction of an identity as football fan.
Hepatology -- a systematic overview The 1st edition was sold out within one year and a reprint became necessary. The 2nd edition has been updated, revised and extended to include some 900 pages. Unique - 477 top-quality coloured figures containing clinical and immunological findings, laparoscopic and and histologic features as well as imaging procedures - all figures directly integrated in the respective text; this results in a new form of learning from "seeing" to "understanding" Attractive - 306 tables in colour - coloured highlighting of important principles and statements for better reading - well-structured and systematic approaches support the content - derived from clinical hepatology for practical use by specialists and in hospital Instructive - detailed presentation of morphology and its integration in liver disease - precise recommendations for therapy and summarized descriptions of special forms of treatment (inlcuding a separate chapter on "Therapy" Manual - about 7,000 references are listed in full; quotations of significant historical publications - first authors of therapy procedures, methods, medical techniques and invasive measures are given as far as possible - comprehensive subject index and register of abbreviations
In The Genitive Case in Dutch and German, Alan K. Scott offers an account of the tension between morphosyntactic change and codification, focusing on the effect that codification has had on the genitive case and alternative constructions in both languages.
The Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology is an authoritative and up-to-date survey of the fast-growing field of learning technology, from its foundational theories and practices to its challenges, trends, and future developments. Offers an examination of learning technology that is equal parts theoretical and practical, covering both the technology of learning and the use of technology in learning Individual chapters tackle timely and controversial subjects, such as gaming and simulation, security, lifelong learning, distance education, learning across educational settings, and the research agenda Designed to serve as a point of entry for learning technology novices, a comprehensive reference for scholars and researchers, and a practical guide for education and training practitioners Includes 29 original and comprehensively referenced essays written by leading experts in instructional and educational technology from around the world
Make sense of the complex world of health care with Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 10th Edition! This one-stop reference includes detailed entries that help you communicate more effectively with colleagues in various disciplines. With over 56,000 definitions, 2,450 photographs and line drawings, and supporting reference appendixes and atlases, it is an indispensable reference for students and professionals alike. Over 56,000 entries offer detailed definitions, as well as the latest information on pathophysiology, treatment and interventions, and nursing care. More than 2,450 color photographs and line drawings demonstrate and explain complex conditions and abstract concepts. Strict, common-sense alphabetical organization makes it easy to find key terms and definitions. NEW! Approximately 5,000 new and revised definitions reflect the latest developments in health care, drugs, and nursing terminology. NEW! Updated illustrations visually clarify key definitions that reflect current health care practice and equipment.
Standard German is spoken by approximately 95 million people worldwide. This book provides an introduction to the linguistic structure of standard German that is rich in descriptive detail and grounded in modern linguistic theory. It describes the main linguistic features: the sounds, structure and formation of words, structure of sentences, and meaning of words and sentences. It surveys the history of the language, the major dialects, German in Austria and Switzerland, as well as sociolinguistic issues such as style, language and gender, youth language, and English influence on German. Prior knowledge of German is not required, as glosses and translations of the German examples are provided. Each chapter includes exercises designed to give the reader practical experience in analyzing the language. It is an essential learning tool for undergraduate and graduate students in German and linguistics.
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