Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge Comprehensive Grammars)

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This new expanded edition of Modern Welsh is the ideal reference source for all speakers and learners of Welsh, suitable for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes at all levels. Focusing on contemporary spoken Welsh, this new enlarged edition features a substantial new function-based section, explaining and exemplifying a wide range of sentence and phrase patterns. Notes on variations between dialects and between spoken and formal written forms have also been expanded.
The Grammar presents the complexities of Welsh in a concise and readable form. Common grammatical patterns and parts of speech are discussed in detail, and extensive cross-references make the book comprehensive and easy to use.
Features include
*full use of authentic examples
*particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
*extensive index and cross referencing
*initial consonant mutations marked throughout
*separate additional section on communicative functions
*notes on variation between dialects and on formal written language.

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Gary King formerly taught Welsh to adults for Dyfed Education Authority; he also held the position of Research Officer in Welsh at Univerisity College of Wales in Aberystwyth. He currently teaches German to A level. Gary is author of Colloquial Welsh, Basic and Intermediate Welsh Grammar Workbooks and is Series Adviser for the Colloquials.

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"...both comprehensive and modern. ...Explanations are clear and illustrated by an abundance of realistic sentences." -- Alan R. King, LINGUIST

"This impressive opus constitutes a solid, much-needed and most welcome contribution to the descriptive grammar literature on modern colloquial Welsh and a considerable achievement..." -- Alan R. King, LINGUIST

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