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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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