Swedish: An Essential Grammar
Published April 7th 2008 by Routledge – 248 pages
Series: Essential Grammars
This fully revised second edition of Swedish: An Essential grammar incorporates the changes proposed to the Swedish grammar by Svenska Akademiens Grammatik. All examples have been fully updated, the bibliography has been expanded and a number of tables clarified.
Swedish: An Essential grammar provides a fresh and accessible description of the language. It is suitable for independent study or for class-based students. The explanations are free of jargon and emphasis has been placed in the areas of Swedish that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking learners.
Preface Symbols and abbreviations used in the text Introduction 1 PRONUNCIATION Vowels Consonants and consonant groups 2 STRESS AND ACCENT 3 NOUNS Gender and noun type Indefinite declension Plural forms Differences between Swedish and English number Definite declension Article use Genitives 4 ADJECTIVES Indefinite declension Definite declension Adjectival nouns and nationality words Comparison of adjectives 5 PRONOUNS 6 NUMERALS 7 VERBS The four conjugations Participles and supine Translating verbs The use of the infinitive and different verbal constructions 8 ADVERBS 9 INTERJECTIONS 10 PREPOSITIONS Translating prepositions 11 CONJUNCTIONS 12 WORD ORDER and SENTENCE STRUCTURE Main clause positions (sentence elements) Moving elements within the main clause Subordinate clauses Differences between Swedish and English word order 13 WORD FORMATION 14 ORTHOGRAPHY 15 PUNCTUATION 16 WRITTEN AND SPOKEN SWEDISH Linguistic terms Short bibliography Index