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  1. Now Available: Soluzioni

    Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian comprises an engaging reference grammar with related exercises in one volume.

    Using an appealing visual layout, Soluzioni explains the main topics of modern Italian grammar in clear and concise language. Real language examples and plenty of varied and imaginative exercises show how grammar works in practice. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required.

    Find out more information about the new edition here and request a complimentary e-inspection copy here

  2. Chris Shei

    Author of the Month: Chris Shei

    Routledge Language Learning is ringing in the new year with a new Author of the Month, Chris Shei of Swansea University. Dr. Shei is the author of Understanding the Chinese Language: A Comprehensive Linguistic Introduction, complete with eResources and chapter exercises. 

    In a new interview, Dr. Shei discusses the motivation behind writing Understanding the Chinese Language, key takeaways from this book, and what makes linguistics so interesting! 

  3. Now Available: Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian, 3rd Edition

    Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian comprises an engaging reference grammar with related exercises in one volume. Real language examples and plenty of varied and imaginative exercises show how grammar works in practice. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. This new and third edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and continues the accessible methodology and focus on contemporary usage that has made Soluzioni the clearest and most comprehensive pedagogical grammar available on the market today. More attention has been paid to the link between grammar and communicative functions, and those between grammar, context and register, and there has been expanded coverage of key areas of difficulty such as tense usage, causative verbs and verbs of perception.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

  4. Now Available: Arabic-English-Arabic Legal Translation

    Arabic-English-Arabic Legal Translation provides a groundbreaking investigation of the issues found in legal translation between Arabic and English. Drawing on a contrastive-comparative approach, it analyses parallel authentic legal documents in both Arabic and English to examine the features of legal discourse in both languages and uncover the different translation techniques used.

    "Well researched and handsomely documented…the study will be of interest to specialists in general and comparative linguistics, in addition to the scholars and professionals of translation. A special recognition is due the pedagogical aspect of El-Farahaty’s work which offers a functional two-way approach to the study of legal translation from and into Arabic and English in the form of original discussion topics and exercises for each chapter. Arabic language instructors will find the book a practical resource for training professional translators, as well as for teaching advanced content courses on legal translation." - Mirena Christoff, Brown University, USA

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

  5. Now Available: Intensive Basic Latin by Jean-François Mondon

    Intensive Basic Latin: A Grammar and Workbook comprises a dynamic reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. The book presents forty individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Latin. Grammar points are followed by contextualised examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.There is a particular emphasis throughout on familiarizing students with real, unadulterated Latin and the task of teasing information from the Latin via translations.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

  6. Now Available: What the Persian Media says: A Coursebook

    What the Persian Media Says: A Coursebook is a comprehensive and stimulating course for intermediate to advanced students of Persian. Presenting many exercises based on authentic Persian newspaper texts, the course thoroughly introduces students to the language of the news in Iran. Real cultural content is featured throughout and there is a strong focus on enabling students to gain familiarity with day-to-day modern Persian discourse. The text combines modern and more traditional techniques of language teaching. With all the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free on the Routledge website, students can read the texts in digital form and listen to the audio while working on exercises in the book, enabling full and exciting engagement with the course materials.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

  7. Now Available: Modern Dutch Grammar

    Modern Dutch Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Dutch, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Dutch at all levels, from elementary to advanced; no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and it provides indices of grammatical terms and functions. The Grammar is also complemented by a companion website featuring related exercises and activities to reinforce learning.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

  8. Jean-François Mondon

    Author of the Month: Jean-François Mondon

    Our final Author of the Month for 2014 is none other than Jean-François Mondon, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages at Minot State University, USA. In a new extensive interview, Professor Mondon discussed his career, the appeal of continuing to learn Latin in the modern era, and key points from his two recent publications, Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Intensive Basic Latin (publishing later this month).

    Jean-François Mondon is also author of Intermediate Latin, which will not be released until July 2015.

  9. Now Available: Caesar’s De Bello Gallico: A Syntactically Parsed Reader

    Caesar’s De Bello Gallico: A Syntactically Parsed Reader is an innovative Latin reader presenting selections of Caesar’s Gallic wars texts. Its unique approach tackles the two most common problems a student reading unedited Latin faces: abundant vocabulary and a maze-like sentence structure. Breaking down the sentence structure of the texts and providing vocabulary glosses throughout, A Syntactically Parsed Reader ensures better comprehension and enables students to make an easier transition from using artificial and doctored Latin to working with the unaltered language found in authentic texts.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary exam copy here.

  10. Now Available: Germany and Austria since 1814, 2nd edition

    Germany and Austria since 1814 presents an accessible overview of the distinctive historical experiences undergone by both Germany and Austria during this period. Beginning in 1814 with the Congress of Vienna and ending two centuries later with the consequences and ongoing challenges of German and European unification, this book focuses on political history and traces the development of liberal parliamentary democracy in Germany and Austria through to the modern Federal Republic of Germany and Second Austrian Republic, contextualising the Nazi period in both countries. Fully revised, this new edition has been expanded to include a new final chapter outlining developments in both Germany and Austria from 1990 to the current day, including recent elections, as well as modifications and updates to other earlier chapters.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

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