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  1. 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.

  2. Unusual Productions in Phonology

    Just Published  "In Unusual Productions in Phonology, internationally known experts present a new and unique examination of non-ambient phonology from multiple perspectives of typical and atypical children and second language learners. This volume is a welcome and much-needed addition to the literature."

    --Brian A. Goldstein, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  3. Hongyuan Dong

    Author of the Month: Hongyuan Dong

    Hongyuan Dong, author of  A History of the Chinese Language, is November's Author of the Month! He is Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics at George Washington University. In an interview with Routledge Language Learning, he reveals how readers can apply their knowledge of Chinese to historical linguistics, what makes his book stand out, and much more. 

    Complete with a companion website, A History of the Chinese Language is a vital resource for students and professors. View the first 30 pages and request an e-inspection copy

  4. Now Available: Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology

    "It is unique in that it provides both a truly encyclopedic overview of the field of computer-assisted translation and an in-depth discussion of the various aspects of this young discipline by some of the best-known experts in each of the disciplines this book covers. I was particularly pleased by the fact that so much emphasis was placed on teaching translation technology, which clearly is an area that deserves this type of attention." - Uwe Muegge, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA. 

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology provides a state-of-the art survey of the field of computer-assisted translation. It is the first definitive reference to provide a comprehensive overview of the general, regional and topical aspects of this increasingly significant area of study. 

    For more information, click here

  5. Now Available: The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

    'Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes.'Ian Sansom, The Guardian 

    The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English presents all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume.

    Containing over 60,000 entries, this concise new edition of the authoritative work details the slang and unconventional English of from around the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge’s own work. 

    For more information, click here

  6. Now Available: Dutch Translation in Practice

    Dutch Translation in Practice provides an accessible and engaging course in modern Dutch translation. Taking a highly practical approach, it introduces students to the essential concepts of translation studies, heightens their awareness of the problems posed in Dutch translation, and teaches them how to tackle these difficulties successfully. Featured texts have been carefully chosen for their thematic and technical relevance, and a wide range of discursive and grammatical issues are covered throughout.

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

  7. Now Available: Swahili Grammar and Workbook

    "Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides an in-depth, up-to-date student guide to modern Swahili grammar. The major aspects of Swahili grammar are explained clearly and illustrated with ample examples and exercises, and are arranged around distinct user-oriented grammar topics. The book fills an important gap in the Swahili linguistic literature and will be of great value to students of Swahili at different levels of proficiency." - Lutz Marten, SOAS, University of London, UK 

    Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides a practical and comprehensive companion to Swahili grammar, filling in gaps left by other textbooks. Presenting the essentials of Swahili grammar in a highly accessible fashion, it reduces complex language topics to helpful rules and mnemonic aids, enabling maximum grammar retention and accurate usage. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises, allowing students to consolidate and practice their learning. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. 

    To find out more, click here

  8. Now Available: The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction

    "Anyone who has seen what Munther’s students can do in Arabic knows that his integrated approach is decidedly successful. This book begins with a rigorous overview of past research about variation in Arabic. It then provides convincing argumentation in favor of adopting an integrated approach along with actual examples. Finally, it debunks opposition and shows that the integrated approach meets our students’ needs by reflecting the sociolinguistic realities of the Arabic-speaking world." - Jeremy Palmer, American University of Sharjah, UAE 

    Leading teacher of Arabic, Munther Younes, explores the realities of teaching Arabic as a foreign language (AFL) and outlines his groundbreaking approach to instruction, tried and tested over many years at Cornell University.

    The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction introduces teachers to the features of an integrated Arabic program—one that simultaneously teaches the two varieties of the language, Modern Standard Written Arabic and the dialect, in a way that reflects the authentic practice of native Arabic speakers. This pedagogy, Younes argues, is the most logical, effective and economical method of instruction as it prepares students fully for the realities of the Arabic diglossic situation. 

    For more information, click here

  9. Live interview on ITV’s This Morning - Living with Foreign Accent Sydrome

    Foreign Accent Syndromes: The Stories People Have to Tell on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden.


     

  10. Now Available- Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd Edition

    Basic Polish presents concise explanations of grammar with related exercises, to build confidence in using the modern language.

    Assuming no previous knowledge of Polish, the book’s step-by-step approach guarantees a thorough grounding in the basics of grammar. Each of the forty units introduces particular grammar points. Clear and concise explanations are supported by a wide range of examples and exercises to allow students to practise and consolidate their learning. Later units also reinforce material taught in earlier ones. 

    Request a complimenatry e-inspection copy or read more

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