Can anyone recommend a good German grammar book/teach yourself book?
I have basic German and can make a spirited stab at most tourist situations but I would like to learn more. Don't need anything audio, my accent's ok.
I'm a linguist by orientation (French and Russian) and LOATHE books that give you phrases to learn without explaining the grammar. I learned my languages in the good old rote days, der die das, amo amas amat, and it works really well for me.
So basically, I'm looking for a book with 21st century vocabulary but a pre-war attitude to learning grammar. Unerhoert? I hope not!