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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. 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. 

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  2. 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. 

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  3. 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 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.
     

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  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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