Greek: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to modern Greek. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and supported by examples throughout.
This new edition has been revised and updated to present an accurate and accessible description of the most important aspects of modern Greek.
clear and up-to-date examples
special attention to those points which often cause problems to English-speaking learners
Greek/English comparisons and contrasts highlighted throughout.
Greek: An Essential Grammar is ideal for learners involved in independent study and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
Levels CEFR scale A1-B2 and ACTFL level Low-Intermediate to Advanced.
David Holton is Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College. Peter Mackridge is Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College. Irene Philippaki-Warburton is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Reading University.
1. The alphabet and pronunciation 2. The writing system 3. The noun and the noun phrase 4. Pronouns and determiners 5. Numerals 6. The verb and the verb phrase 7. The adverb and the adverbial phrase 8. The preposition and the prepositional phrase 9. Conjunctions and particles 10. The clause 11. Word formation 12. Conversational features Appendices Glossary of grammatical terms. Recommended books for further study. Index of grammatical categories and concepts. Index of Greek words