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Norwegian : a comprehensive grammar

Author: Philip Holmes; Hans-Olav Enger
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge comprehensive grammars.
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"This new Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, and to students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Holmes, Philip, 1944-
Norwegian.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017053103
(OCoLC)1012342596
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Holmes; Hans-Olav Enger
ISBN: 9781351059824 1351059823 9781351059817 1351059815 9781351059831 1351059831 9781351059800 1351059807
OCLC Number: 1033783050
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Symbols and abbreviations; Introduction: What is Norwegian?; Chapter 1 Nouns; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 An outline of gender; 1.3 Miscellaneous points of gender; 1.4 Plural noun forms --
the declensions; 1.5 Nouns with no plural form or no singular form, collective nouns and nouns expressing quantity; 1.6 Differences in number between English and Norwegian; 1.7 Noun homonyms; 1.8 The genitive; 1.9 The form of the indefinite article; 1.10 The form of the definite article; 1.11 The use of the indefinite and definite article and the noun without article. Chapter 2 Adjectives; 2.1 Form and order; 2.2 The indefinite (strong) declension; 2.3 The definite declension; 2.4 Adjectival nouns; 2.5 Comparison of adjectives (gradation); Chapter 3 Numerals; 3.1 Forms of numerals; 3.2 Cardinal numbers; 3.3 Ordinal numbers; 3.4 Fractions; 3.5 Dates; 3.6 Telling the time; Chapter 4 Pronouns and determiners; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Personal pronouns; 4.3 Determiners; 4.4 Possessives; 4.5 Reflexive (and related) pronouns; 4.6 Quantifiers; 4.7 Indefinite pronouns and evasion strategies; 4.8 Interrogative pronouns; 4.9 Other pronouns and determiners. Chapter 5 Verbs; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Conjugations; 5.3 The use of the verb forms; 5.4 Mood and modality; 5.5 Transitive, intransitive and reflexive verbs; 5.6 -s forms of the verb and the passive; 5.7 Compound verbs; 5.8 Some problem verbs; Chapter 6 Adverbs; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Meaning and function; 6.3 Form; 6.4 Location and movement; 6.5 Translating adverbs; Chapter 7 Prepositions; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Prepositions and adverbs; 7.3 Notes on some common simplex prepositions; 7.4 Some morphologically compound prepositions; 7.5 Some common multiƯword prepositions. 7.6 From English to Norwegian --
prepositions of time; 7.7 English 'of'; Chapter 8 Interjections; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Response particles: ja, jo, nei; 8.3 Expressions of feeling, exclamations; 8.4 Polite expressions; 8.5 Onomatopoetic expressions and expletives; 8.6 Other interjections; Chapter 9 Conjunctions and subjunctions; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Conjunctions; 9.3 Subjunctions; 9.4 Other subordinators; 9.5 Some problem conjunctions and subjunctions; Chapter 10 Sentence structure and word order; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Phrases; 10.3 Clause elements; 10.4 The order of clause elements. 10.5 Differences between main clause and subordinate clause positions; 10.6 Order within positions; 10.7 Main clause transformations; 10.8 Subordinate clauses; 10.9 Emphasis; 10.10 Ellipsis; Chapter 11 Word formation; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Compounding; 11.3 Derivation; 11.4 Other patterns; Chapter 12 Orthography; 12.1 Symbols and sounds; 12.2 Spelling; 12.3 Upper-case and lowerƯcase letters; 12.4 Miscellaneous; Chapter 13 Punctuation; 13.1 Introduction; 13.2 Addresses; 13.3 Dates and times; Appendix 1: Linguistic terms; Appendix 2: English-Norwegian and Norwegian-English linguistic terms.
Series Title: Routledge comprehensive grammars.
Responsibility: Philip Holmes and Hans-Olav Enger.

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"This new Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, and to students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the complexities of Norwegian in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Norwegian as used by present-day, native speakers. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require."--Provided by publisher.

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