Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language

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Routledge, Apr 22, 2015 - Foreign Language Study - 296 pages
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Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Greek.

It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and supported by examples throughout.

The Grammar is ideal for learners of all levels and is suitable for those involved in independent study and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Features include:
* lots of clear and up-to-date examples
* clear explanations of grammatical terms
* discussion of points which often cause problems
* Greek/English comparisons and contrasts highlighted.

Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language will help you read, speak and write with greater confidence.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The alphabet and pronunciation
1
Chapter 2 The writing system
14
Chapter 3 The noun and the noun phrase
19
Chapter 4 Pronouns and determiners
87
Chapter 5 Numerals
105
Chapter 6 The verb and the verb phrase
112
Chapter 7 The adverb and the adverbial phrase
169
Chapter 8 The preposition and the prepositional
181
Chapter 10 The clause
203
Chapter 11 Word formation
241
Chapter 12 Conversational features
248
Appendices
258
Glossary of grammatical terms
263
Some recommended books for further study
271
Index of grammatical categories and concepts
274
Index of Greek words
278

Chapter 9 Conjunctions and particles
193

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About the author (2015)

David Holton is a Lecturer in Modern Greek at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College. Peter Mackridge is Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College. Irene Philippaki-Warburton is Professor of Linguistics at Reading University.

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