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  1. Translingual Practice, winner of the BAAL Book Prize!

    Congratulations to Suresh Canagarajah, whose book Translingual Practice was honored with the 2014 BAAL Book Prize. Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations introduces a new way of looking at the use of English within a global context. Challenging traditional approaches in second language acquisition and English language teaching, this book incorporates recent advances in multilingual studies, sociolinguistics, and new literacy studies to articulate a new perspective on this area.

    View the first 30 pages and request a complimentary e-inspection copy.

    Praise for this book

    "Canagarajah has done it again. Just when you may have thought it was safe to retreat to the confines of disciplinary discipline and conceptual conformity, he produces a work that necessitates a serious re-examination and re-appraisal of what language study is, or should be, about. This masterful book will be essential reading for anyone seeking answers to the question: How do we do linguistics in a globalized world?"

    - Alan Firth, Newcastle University, UK 

  2. Visit Routledge at BAAL!

    If you will be at the British Association for Applied Linguistics' Conference September 4th to September 6th, make sure to visit the Routledge table. We look forward to seeing you there!

  3. Chan Sin-wai

    Author of the Month: Chan Sin-wai

    Chan Sin-wai, Routledge Language Learning's author of the month, is a Professor in the Department of Translation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He talked to us a little about his book publishing this October, Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology

  4. Now Available- Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced

    "This four-skill textbook is truly the key to mastery for intermediate and advanced students since it focuses on independent language production through the ability to narrate, describe, compare, and explain." - Irina Six, The University of Kansas, USA 

    Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced is a vibrant and modern course designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Russian. Offering a flexible modular approach structured around contemporary themes, the course further develops reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills while also expanding the student’s cultural literacy. This title also comes with a companion website

    More information can be found here and instructors can request an e-inspection copy here

  5. Now Available: Understanding the Chinese Language

    Understanding the Chinese Language provides a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to contemporary Chinese linguistics. Combining an accessible style with an in-depth treatment of the topics at hand, it uses clear, full descriptions and vivid, modern examples to systematically take students through the phonology, vocabulary, grammar, discourse structures and pragmatics of modern Chinese. No prior knowledge of Chinese or linguistics is required. Free eResources can be found here and instructors can request an e-inspection copy here

  6. Introducing The Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is a book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Mandarin Chinese. Divided into two sections, the Workbook initially provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures, and moves on to practice everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs. Read more

    There is also Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar and pack of both titles available. 

  7. New- Vietnam War Slang

    In the newly published Vietnam War Slang, Tom Dalzell investigates and explains the terms invented in the face of a conflict that transformed America. Find out more here and recommend it to your librarian today, 

    Praise for Vietnam War Slang: "It should be in every American library, on every word-lover’s bookshelf, and assigned in every university course about the period or the phenomenon of the Vietnam War." - Michael Paul Adams, Indiana University, USA 

  8. Introducing Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

    This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. Read more

    This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook, which features related exercises and activities. Both titles are also available in a pack.

    Instructors can request an inspection copy here.

  9. Introducing The New Routledge & Van Dale Dutch Dictionary

    This second edition has been systematically revised and updated throughout to provide:

    • 9.000 new headwords and definitions, supported by 18,000 translations and helpful pronunciation aid
    • Expanded and updated information for a number of the previously existing headwords, including the addition of 3000 new examples
    • An improved layout and format for clearer and easier referencing 
    • And much more...
  10. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

    Claudia Ross to Head Summer Residential Program

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar author Claudia Ross will serve as the program director for the College of The Holy Cross' STARTALK grant program! Telegram & Gazette spoke with Ross recently about the upcoming program.  

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