ERIC Number: ED240870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
German Noun Formation: Considerations for the Language Teacher.
Nickisch, Craig W.
A simplified pattern of noun formation is outlined that can assist the German teacher in helping students understand constituent relationships in long or obscure German nouns, providing an overview of significant patterns that covers a relatively complete noun system. First, significant patterns in nouns outside the process of formation, and changes over time, are briefly noted. Various processes of noun formation are then distinguished, including conversion, combination (prefixes and suffixes), compounding (determinative, coordinative, and idiomatic), variation in linking elements, agglutination, shortened forms (clipped, acronyms, and abbreviations), and special formations, often because of specific linguistic phenomena. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (San Francisco, CA, November 24-26, 1983).