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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Language Learning. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. New- Vietnam War Slang

    In the newly published Vietnam War Slang, Tom Dalzell investigates and explains the terms invented in the face of a conflict that transformed America. Find out more here and recommend it to your librarian today, 

    Praise for Vietnam War Slang: "It should be in every American library, on every word-lover’s bookshelf, and assigned in every university course about the period or the phenomenon of the Vietnam War." - Michael Paul Adams, Indiana University, USA 

  2. Free to View Language Learning Titles for June Only!

    Routledge is committed to ensuring that valuable research from the past is available in the newest and most accessible formats. As part of this commitment, we have digitized over 15,000 of our older titles that were previously only available in print. These titles span a century of research across the social sciences and humanities, and we are delighted to have made over 6,000 of them freely available to view during the month of June.

  3. New Edition - Thai: An Essential Grammar

    This second edition of Thai: An Essential Grammar provides an up-to-date and concise reference guide to Thai grammar. Using clear, jargon-free explanations, it sets out the complexities of Thai in short, readable sections and presents an accessible description of the language. Focus is kept on the real patterns of use today and grammar forms are demonstrated through a wide range of relevant examples. No prior knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader. Read More.

    Recommend to your librarian.
     

  4. New Edition - Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook

    Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible grammar handbook and related exercises in a single volume.The book presents forty grammar units, covering the core materials which beginning students would expect to encounter in the course of learning Welsh. User-friendly grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Read More.

    Recommend to your librarian.

  5. Austronesian Languages

    Series of the Month - The Routledge Language Family Series

    Each volume in this series contains an in-depth account of the members of some of the world's most important language families. Written by experts in each language, these accessible accounts provide detailed linguistic analysis and description. The contents are carefully structured to cover the natural system of classification: phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.

  6. Now Available: Kalila wa Dimna: For Students of Arabic

    Specifically designed for students of Arabic, this fully illustrated rendition of the Arabic literary classic enhances students’ reading, listening, speaking and writing skills through the medium of these fun, engaging and culturally relevant tales. The tales are presented in simplified language providing learners of Modern Standard Arabic access to this masterpiece of Arabic prose. Each tale is fully supported by a range of comprehension, vocabulary-building, and grammar reinforcement activities and exercises. Approximately three hours of audio material, containing the texts read by native speakers, is available to download freely online to help develop the learner’s listening skills.

  7. New - Methods of Language Teaching DVD

    Methods of Language Teaching is an innovative teaching tool which enables upper level trainee teachers to witness language teaching methods being applied in a classroom.  The DVD shows a series of lessons illustrating methods that have been widely used, as taught by teachers who have made extensive use of these methods in their own classrooms.

    DVD clips can be viewed at You Tube.
     

  8. New in 2011: The World’s Major Languages, 2nd Edition

    'This excellent, thorough resource has an unsurpassed amount of detail for a single-volume survey.' – S. L. Johnson, Eastern Illinois University, Choice Reviews

    The World's Major Languages describes the most interesting features of over fifty of the world's major languages and language groups. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role. For more information, click here.

  9. The Routledge Concise Compendium of the World’s Languages

    Now offering an even broader range of languages including a greater number of the lesser-known ones, such as Cree, Maltese and Haitian Creole, this new edition of The Routledge Concise Compendium of the World's Languages covers a total of 111 languages. This book remains the ideal compact reference for all interested linguistics and professionals alike.

  10. Featured Series: Comprehensive Grammars

    Routledge Language Learning is proud to announce two new releases for 2010 in the Comprehensive Grammars series: Danish: A Comprehensive Grammar and Bengali: A Comprehensive Grammar

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