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  1. New in Paperback: The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

    The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English offers the ultimate record of modern American Slang.

    The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer lively examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided.

    This informative, entertaining and sometimes shocking dictionary is an unbeatable resource for all language aficionados out there.

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  2. Essential German Grammar

    NEW  Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly grammar and workbook designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build a real understanding of both spoken and written German. The reference grammar section offers clear explanations of key grammar points while a separate exercise section gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned.

    Find out more and request a complimentary exam copy

  3. Practising French Grammar

    NEW Practising French Grammar provides concise summaries of key grammatical points at the beginning of each exercise, as well as model answers to the exercises and translations of difficult words. It can be used alone or as the ideal companion to the fourth edition of French Grammar and Usage by Roger Hawkins and Richard Towell (can be purchased separately or as a pack). 

    Find out more and request a complimentary exam copy

  4. French Grammar and Usage

    NEW  Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, French Grammar and Usage is a complete guide to French as it is written and spoken today. It includes clear descriptions of all the main grammatical phenomena of French, and their use, illustrated by numerous examples taken from contemporary French, and distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal.

    This Grammar is accompanied by the Practising French Grammar: A Workbook (available to purchase seaparately or as a pack with this grammar) which features related exercises and activities.

    Find out more and request a complimentary exam copy

  5. 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

  6. 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! 

  7. 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.

  8. Now Available: Intensive Basic Latin by Jean-Fran├žois 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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