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Richard Alan Korb received his P. in Germanic Literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988.

Richard Alan Korb received his P. He has been teaching at Columbia University in New York City since 1994. 2 people found this helpful.

Unfortunately, most graduate level German for reading classes use this book, so if you take the . I realise that there don't seem to be other good alternatives.

Unfortunately, most graduate level German for reading classes use this book, so if you take the course, you're stuck with it. Finally, the book is obscenely expensive for what it offers. Greed plain and simple.

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German for Reading Knowledge (Paperback). Published by Cengage Learning, Inc, United States (2013). ISBN 10: 1133604269 ISBN 13: 9781133604266. Recognized as the leader in teaching reading skills, this text provides the tools you need to read specialized literature in your field.

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Published by: Heinle Cengage Learning. First Published in: 2009. It is the leading text for teaching reading skills, this text provides the tools you need to read specialized literature in your field.

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Learn to apply basic German grammar and vocabulary to reading and translating progressively complex texts with the seventh edition of JANNACH'S GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE. Recognized as the leader in teaching reading skills, this text provides the tools you need to read specialized literature in your field. The Book Companion Website contains the readings that appear in each chapter, plus new comprehension questions and activities about the readings that are designed to let you practice specific reading skills.

Comments: (7)

Qusicam
For a 100+ dollar book you would expect that there would not be as many errors. I had the third and sixth edition lying around as well, but had to have the 7th for a class. The sixth edition did not have as many errors as the 7th. Some of the mistakes will lead students seriously stray if not pointed out, and are not simple typos. If you have any say, get the sixth edition.
Arlana
It's a shame graduate classes most often use this text.

Positives: a great deal of vocabulary (when adding the exercise/reading glosses), grammar, syntax, and readings in a condensed book. This should allow graduate students to build a foundation for reading academic German.

Negatives: There is too much vocabulary in the readings and examples that is not included in the standard vocabulary lists. This makes readings extremely difficult to follow for each chapter. Additional vocab should probably be limited to the readings at the end of the chapters. Additionally, many points of grammar are not explained adequately. Case endings for adjectives, for example, were presented haphazardly rather than in a simple chart. In many instances, I find myself going to the Sandberg volume to clarify German grammar. The book would benefit by being larger and going slower and more thoroughly. Unfortunately, most graduate level German for reading classes use this book, so if you take the course, you're stuck with it. Finally, the book is obscenely expensive for what it offers. Greed plain and simple.
Katishi
I had to buy this book for a summer German course at graduate school. I realise that there don't seem to be other good alternatives. But I gave this book 2 stars regardless as any higher a rating than this is not warranted for the following reasons:
- It is far too expensive. This has been said by most of the reviews, and especially having seen how thin the publisher can make a 326 page paperback shows that they aren't putting the funds raised from this book towards decent weight paper.
- Related to this is the content. It's clear enough most of the time (although as another reviewer said, he does mix up former/latter at one point). It's not inspiring, it doesn't really help me get inside the language. Again, this means that they shouldn't be charging as much as they are.
- The vocab and exercises seem to be something of an afterthought to the editors. Several vocab words are given in multiple chapters (although you might like this as it means less words to learn), which really should be edited out. Chapter 9 is particularly bad in this regard.
- The glosses provided in the exercise sections are generally ok, but at times misleading. What's worse is that terms that you would never guess in a million years don't have a footnote gloss, while others that have been in vocab lists in earlier chapters do (e.g. q.7 on p.56, which has a footnote gloss for a word already given in a vocab list on p.20). I realise that one could easily look up a dictionary, but then why give some glosses?
- The exercises also throw in grammatical constructions before they are formally introduced in the grammar. In very early chapters, it's hard to avoid this, but it happens far too frequently. (EDIT: there are also mistakes in the exercises, such as turning Louis Braille into a woman by adding an 'e' to the end of his first name on p. 102. Not a huge problem for learning German...but again, for the price of the book, why are there such simple errors?)

If I could give 1 star to the publisher, I would. Tinkering slightly with the content of a book and rereleasing every 5 or so years as a new edition is profiteering at its worst.

Finally, a note on the kindle edition, which I bought. The kindle edition page for this book does have a drop down list of compatible devices near the top, so you've only got yourself to blame if you don't check that. The reason that it doesn't work on every device (the most prevalent being older kindles and Windows 8 in metro mode) is that it isn't a text html file like most kindle books. Rather, it's effectively a PDF, which preserves the layout of each page (making following in class easier), but means that not all kindle devices can handle this.
Endieyab
This book is overpriced & German instructors should stop forcing their students to buy expensive books when most language-learning materials are online for free.
Yozshunris
It is written in a clear, easy to understand style, but from the very start in Kapitel 1 it often puts in the exercises grammar that has not been covered. As someone with no previous background in German, this is very frustrating because I am encountering grammatical forms/expressions that I have no idea how to handle or exactly where to look up in book. The second major problem is the excessive price. Currently at $147 for new, about $60 for used, and $45 for the e-textbook, this very short grammar is at least 3 to 4 times more expensive than the more substantial textbooks of other languages I have studied, ancient and modern.
Wiliniett
One can learn grammar from this book. However, the exercises--particularly the translations at the end of each chapter--often use grammar and vocabulary that have not yet been covered. This turns the exercises into a needless, disheartening, frustrating struggle. There has to be a better way.
Gann
For the love of Pete, why is there a Kindle version of this book being offered? I gave this a good faith effort, thinking that perhaps the issues were addressed by now, and tried in on all my devices. It doesn't work on any, including Amazon Kindle Cloud reader. All versions and rentals are also much cheaper on the publisher's website, so...
Might be OK - although it seems pretty thin on explanations and exercises. BUT, too GD expensive. Expensive at HALF the price....
German for Reading Knowledge (World Languages) download epub
Humanities
Author: Richard Alan Korb
ISBN: 1133604269
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (January 1, 2013)
Pages: 336 pages