'I would definitely buy this book and also use it in class. Perfect for a course on the structure of German.' Susi Wurmbrand, University of Connecticut
'... there is much superb material here ... Anyone who teaches German linguistics, or is just interested in the linguistic structure of German, should read this book.' Modern Language Review
An introduction to standard German that covers not only the structure (syntax, morphology) of the language, plus its sounds (phonology, phonetics), but also the regional varieties and sociolinguistics of the language. It is an essential learning tool for undergraduate and graduate students in German and linguistics.