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Icelandic (Teach Yourself) (original 1961; edition 1977)

by P.J.T. Glendening

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Member:katycat
Title:Icelandic (Teach Yourself)
Authors:P.J.T. Glendening
Info:Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (1977), Edition: New impression, Paperback, 208 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:**1/2
Tags:read 2011, country: iceland, reference, language: icelandic, _iceland, _inventoried

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Teach Yourself : Icelandic by P. J. T. Glendening (1961)

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Not for beginners. Good as a grammar reference though. ( )
  katycat | Dec 28, 2011 |
If you are new to the idea of studying a foreign language on your own, I would suggest that you start with something other than this particular book. Icelandic is an extremely grammar-heavy language, and this book presupposes too much on the part of the student. It's a very good companion-guide for studying (NOT for travelling), but should not be used independantly.

"Colloquial Icelandic", however, is excellent (CDs and text), although I personally believe that it would be very foolish for any serious student to rely on only one volume of anything, pertaining to the field that they wish to study.

The "Teach Yourself" series is usually good to start with; this book, however, and whatever its merits, is not. ( )
  GeraldLange | Nov 7, 2006 |
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Considering that Icelandic is one of the few languages in the same category as English, namely a Germanic language, and that it can moreover be regarded as one of the parent languages of English, the study of either its ancient or modern form is singularly neglected.
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A graded course in Icelandic, invaluable both to the absolute beginner and to the student of Icelandic literature and its culture. This course is based on a series of lessons providing a complete grounding in pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary with exercises covering each stage.

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