Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar by Holmes Philip and Hinchliffe Ian
ISBN 10: 0415278848
ISBN 13: 978-0415278843
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Subject: Swedish grammar
Place of publication: London
Year Published: 2003
Pages: xii + 614
Dimensions: 239x161x39 mm
Shipping Weight: 1070g
Price: 400 SEK
A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar.
Full Description: Winner of the Swedish National Language Council's Erik Wellander Prize, 2003
This new edition of Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar. It has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in a few areas of usage and to employ the new standards that have been set in the description of language.
The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Swedish, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Swedish grammar. It presents the complexities of Swedish in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Swedish as used by present-day, native speakers.
An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.
* detailed treatment of common grammatical structures and parts of speech
* extensive exemplification
* particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
* Swedish/English contrasts highlighted throughout the book
* a new chapter on word formation.
10 Sentence structure and word order
11. Word formation
About the Authors:
Philip Holmes is Reader in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull.
Ian Hinchliffe is a translator and copywriter working in Killeberg, Sweden.
Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction By Bhikhu Parekh
ISBN 10: 0192854577 / 0-19-285457-7
ISBN 13: 9780192854575 / 978-0-19-285457-5
Author: Bhikhu Parekh Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: India, Gandhi
Place of publication: USA
Year Published: 2001
Dimensions: 17 x 11 x 1 cm / 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 140 gr / 5 ounces Price: 60 SEK New
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest. In Gandhi , a short introduction to Gandhi's life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power. Gandhi's view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual. Furthermore, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative. Nevertheless, Gandhi's life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered--known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul. Reviews: "An excellent intro for first-time western students of Gandhi and India."--Prakash Chenjen, Southern Oregon University About the Author: Bhikhu Parekh is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Hull. Read more about Bhikhu Parekh on following URLs: http://www.wmin.ac.uk/sshl/page-148 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhikhu_Parekh,_Baron_Parekh
2. Religious thought
3. Theory of man and society
4. Economic and political thought
5. Non-violent method of action
6. Critical evaluation