Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog 2012

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Language Learning

  1. A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese

    By Yukio Tono, Makoto Yamazaki, Kikuo Maekawa

    Series: Routledge Frequency Dictionaries

    A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the...

    Published January 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Stefan Kaiser, Yasuko Ichikawa, Noriko Kobayashi, Hilofumi Yamamoto

    Series: Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

    Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Japanese grammar. Accessible and systematic, it explores the complexities of the language thoroughly, filling many gaps left by other textbooks. Clear grammar points are put in context using examples from a range of...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Colloquial Gujarati

    The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition

    By Jagdish Dave

    Series: Colloquial Series

    Colloquial Gujarati provides a step-by-step course in Gujarati as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Gujarati in a broad range...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course

    Farsi Shirin Ast, Book Two

    By Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Pouneh Shabani Jadidi

    The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Book Two is the first intermediate level Persian textbook, written specifically for English-speaking university students, that makes use of up-to-date pedagogical techniques, and stresses the importance of communicative competence. The...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Languages of Japan and Korea

    Edited by Nicolas Tranter

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Languages of Japan and Korea provides detailed descriptions of the major varieties of languages in the region, both modern and pre-modern, within a common format, producing a long-needed introductory reference source. Korean, Japanese, Ainu, and representative members of the main groupings of...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Colloquial Panjabi

    The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition

    By Mangat Rai Bhardwaj

    Series: Colloquial Series

    COLLOQUIAL PANJABI is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Panjabi. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL PANJABI your best...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Colloquial Vietnamese

    2nd Edition

    By Bac Hoai Tran, Ha Minh Nguyen, Tuan Duc Vuong, Que Vuong

    Series: Colloquial Series

    COLLOQUIAL VIETNAMESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Vietnamese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Intermediate Japanese

    A Grammar and Workbook

    By Takae Tsujioka, Shoko Hamano

    Series: Grammar Workbooks

    Intermediate Japanese is designed for learners who have achieved a basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each unit combines clear, concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency. The book is divided into two parts. Part...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Level 2 Traditional

    By Claudia Ross, Baozhang He, Pei-chia Chen, Meng Yeh

    The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Course in Japanese Translation

    By Yoko Hasegawa

    The Routledge Course in Japanese Translation brings together for the first time material dedicated to the theory and practice of translation to and from Japanese. This one semester advanced course in Japanese translation is designed to raise awareness of the many considerations that must be taken...

    Published September 27th 2011 by Routledge

  11. The Tai-Kadai Languages

    Edited by Anthony Diller, Jerry Edmondson, Yongxian Luo

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    With close to 100 million speakers, Tai-Kadai constitutes one of the world's major language families. The Tai-Kadai Languages provides a unique, comprehensive, single-volume tome covering much needed grammatical descriptions in the area. It presents an important overview of Thai that includes...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  12. Hiyaku: An Intermediate Japanese Course

    By Shigeru Eguchi, Fumiko Nazikian, Miharu Nittono, Keiko Okamoto, Jisuk Park

    Hiyaku: An Intermediate Japanese Course provides a progressive intermediate course in Japanese, incorporating modern teaching methods and practicing all four language skills. Hiyaku provides content-based instruction, with authentic and semi-authentic dialogues and readings, all carefully selected...

    Published June 21st 2011 by Routledge

  13. The Mongolic Languages

    Edited by Juha Janhunen

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    The Mongolic Languages represents the first comprehensive treatment of the Mongolic language family in English. The Mongolic languages form a linguistically well defined but geographically widely dispersed family of more than a dozen separate languages, distributed from East and North Asia (...

    Published March 30th 2011 by Routledge

  14. A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic

    Core Vocabulary for Learners

    By Tim Buckwalter, Dilworth Parkinson

    Series: Routledge Frequency Dictionaries

    A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic is an invaluable tool for all learners of Arabic, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as well as several of the most widely spoken Arabic dialects. Based on a 30-million-word corpus of Arabic which includes...

    Published February 20th 2011 by Routledge

  15. Korean

    A Comprehensive Grammar

    By Jaehoon Yeon, Lucien Brown

    Series: Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

    Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Korean grammar. It presents a thorough yet accessible overview of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Korean. The book moves from the alphabet and pronunciation through morphology and word classes to a...

    Published January 24th 2011 by Routledge

  16. The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese

    Textbook Level 1, Traditional Characters

    By Claudia Ross, Baozhang He, Pei-Chia Chen, Meng Yeh

    The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops...

    Published July 8th 2010 by Routledge

  17. The Sanskrit Language

    An Introductory Grammar and Reader Revised Edition

    By Walter Maurer

    Edited by Gregory P. Fields

    Now available in paperback, this grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for...

    Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge

  18. Modern Mongolian: A Course-Book

    By John Gaunt

    This complete guide to the Mongolian language provides a basic knowledge of all Mongolian noun inflexions and the basic and most important verbal inflections, and the uses of these. Grammatical concepts are introduced at the beginning of each chapter and discussed, with further examples, in a...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge