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Browse all of the latest news and updates from Routledge Language Learning. We regularly publish helpful information and news within the area of Language Learning to celebrate our publishing program and the individuals that make it possible.

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  1. Basic Arabic

    Huffington Post Education Spotlights ‘Basic Arabic’

    Magda Abu-Fadil, Director of Media Unlimited in Lebanon, composed a special feature focused on Basic Arabic on the Huffington Post Education's blog. 

  2. The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism

    The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, held at Rutgers University, takes place May 20-24! With a theme of "Uncovering Multilinguialism," we think attendees would very much enjoy a few of our top titles that complement this theme perfectly. 

    Now available in paperback, The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. 

    In Metrolingualism, authors Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. 

    Browse the complete selection of our Bilingualism and Multilingualism books. 

  3. Leila Samy

    Author of the Month: Leila Samy

    Leila Samy, co-author of Basic Arabic, is May's Author of the Month! Leila Samy, MPH, directs a Federal Government program to help under served (e.g., poor and rural) communities across the Unites States (US) leverage technology to improve health care quality and fuel economic development. As an expert in Arabic language, Ms. Samy has provided technical services to a range of institutions, including the University of Michigan and the World Health Organization. 

    In a new interview, Ms. Samy opened up about what makes the Arabic language so special, completing Basic Arabic after the passing of her father and co-author Waheed Samy, what sets this grammar apart from others, and more. 

  4. Visit Routledge at GURT, LTRC, and AAAL!

    Routledge will have stands at the following conferences. If you'll be in attendance, make sure to stop by to get a special discount code for 20% off your order! 

    American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL): March 21-24, Toronto, Canada

    Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC): March 18-20, Toronto, Canada

    Georgetown University (GURT): March 13-15, Washington D.C., USA

  5. 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! 

  6. Jean-Fran├žois Mondon

    Author of the Month: Jean-Fran├žois 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.

  7. 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

  8. Munther Younes

    Author of the Month: Munther Younes

    October's Author of the Month goes to acclaimed author of several Routledge titles Munther Younes! He is Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, USA.  In a recent interview with Routledge Language Learning, Munther Younes talked about his most recent publication, The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction, coming out this month. He also discusses his career and his fascination with Arabic.

  9. Translingual Practice, winner of the BAAL Book Prize!

    Congratulations to Suresh Canagarajah, whose book Translingual Practice was honored with the 2014 BAAL Book Prize. Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations introduces a new way of looking at the use of English within a global context. Challenging traditional approaches in second language acquisition and English language teaching, this book incorporates recent advances in multilingual studies, sociolinguistics, and new literacy studies to articulate a new perspective on this area.

    View the first 30 pages and request a complimentary e-inspection copy.

    Praise for this book

    "Canagarajah has done it again. Just when you may have thought it was safe to retreat to the confines of disciplinary discipline and conceptual conformity, he produces a work that necessitates a serious re-examination and re-appraisal of what language study is, or should be, about. This masterful book will be essential reading for anyone seeking answers to the question: How do we do linguistics in a globalized world?"

    - Alan Firth, Newcastle University, UK 

  10. Chan Sin-wai

    Author of the Month: Chan Sin-wai

    Chan Sin-wai, Routledge Language Learning's author of the month, is a Professor in the Department of Translation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He talked to us a little about his book publishing this October, Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology

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