Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language

Greek A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language Greek A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language is a complete reference guide to modern Greek grammar It is the first truly comprehensive grammar of the language to be produced concentrating on

  • Title: Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language
  • Author: David Holton Peter Mackridge Irene Philippaki-Warburton
  • ISBN: 9780415100021
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Greek A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language is a complete reference guide to modern Greek grammar.It is the first truly comprehensive grammar of the language to be produced, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Greek, and will provide the standard reference work for years to come.The Grammar is an ideal reference source for the adult learner and usGreek A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language is a complete reference guide to modern Greek grammar.It is the first truly comprehensive grammar of the language to be produced, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Greek, and will provide the standard reference work for years to come.The Grammar is an ideal reference source for the adult learner and user of Greek It is suitable either for independent study or for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.The volume contains a comprehensive description of Greek grammar, offering an analysis of the complexities of the language and providing full and clear explanations Throughout, the emphasis is on the Greek spoken and written by native speakers today.An extensive index, glossary of linguistic terms and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require.Features include detailed treatment of all grammatical structures up to date examples separate and detailed treatment of syntax particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty

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    1. What can I say -- this is a breathtakingly comprehensive and intricate gem. I love dipping back into this from time to time and never cease to marvel at the Herculean efforts undertaken by Messrs Holton, Mackridge and Philippaki-Walburton to produce this grammatical bible of modern Greek. I doff my hat to the authors.

    2. This book displays amazing depth in its coverage of the Greek language. It is divided into three parts: 1) the sound and writing system, 2) morphology (declensions, conjugations, etc.), and 3) syntax (actual usage). The first part gets hopelessly technical at times, using such specialized terms as "fricative," "plosive," etc and is often beyond the average reader. But the other two parts are more readable, even if they too get weighed down at times with terms such as "proparoxytone," "inchoative [...]

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