Comparison in English and German


Seminar Paper, 2004

11 Pages, Grade: 2- (B-)


Abstract or Introduction

In language we often use comparison in order to express similarity ("He looks like you") and
difference ("He doesn’t look like you") or equality ("He is as good as you") and inequality
("He is better than you"). There are a lot of similarities in the English and the German language concerning comparison,
so we are going to have a contrastive look at this phenomenon to find out some of the
differences. We have worked through several grammar books and noticed that every author
has or had his own opinion about comparison. In almost every book comparison is structured
in a different way, but never in direct comparison to the German language, so we decided to
design our own contrastive structure. This work focuses on the adjective and the adverb, and
on how different degrees of comparison are created. The literature used by the authors was, for English matters mainly “A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language” by Quirk, et al., furthermore, Lamprecht´s “Grammatik
der englischen Sprache”. For reference in German we made use of two editions of the “Duden
Volume 4: Grammatik der deutschen Gegenwartssprache”.

Details

Title
Comparison in English and German
College
University of Bamberg  (Chair for english language science and the middle ages)
Course
PS II: Contrastive Linguistics English - German
Grade
2- (B-)
Authors
Year
2004
Pages
11
Catalog Number
V29524
ISBN (eBook)
9783638310123
File size
370 KB
Language
English
Notes
The biggest mistakes are being corrected
Keywords
Comparison, English, German, Contrastive, Linguistics, English, German
Quote paper
Markus Schneider (Author)Denis Wippler (Author), 2004, Comparison in English and German, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/29524

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