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Routledge publishes quality textbooks in a variety of disciplines and course subjects. We are committed to providing course materials to instructors and students that are both engaging and innovative. You can learn more about our textbooks by viewing our featured selections below in Language Learning. You can also browse textbooks in all subjects or check out our companion websites.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. Now Available: Dutch Translation in Practice

    Dutch Translation in Practice provides an accessible and engaging course in modern Dutch translation. Taking a highly practical approach, it introduces students to the essential concepts of translation studies, heightens their awareness of the problems posed in Dutch translation, and teaches them how to tackle these difficulties successfully. Featured texts have been carefully chosen for their thematic and technical relevance, and a wide range of discursive and grammatical issues are covered throughout.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

  8. Now Available- Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd Edition

    Basic Polish presents concise explanations of grammar with related exercises, to build confidence in using the modern language.

    Assuming no previous knowledge of Polish, the book’s step-by-step approach guarantees a thorough grounding in the basics of grammar. Each of the forty units introduces particular grammar points. Clear and concise explanations are supported by a wide range of examples and exercises to allow students to practise and consolidate their learning. Later units also reinforce material taught in earlier ones. 

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  9. Now Available- Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced

    "This four-skill textbook is truly the key to mastery for intermediate and advanced students since it focuses on independent language production through the ability to narrate, describe, compare, and explain." - Irina Six, The University of Kansas, USA 

    Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced is a vibrant and modern course designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Russian. Offering a flexible modular approach structured around contemporary themes, the course further develops reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills while also expanding the student’s cultural literacy. This title also comes with a companion website

    More information can be found here and instructors can request an e-inspection copy here

  10. Now Available: Understanding the Chinese Language

    Understanding the Chinese Language provides a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to contemporary Chinese linguistics. Combining an accessible style with an in-depth treatment of the topics at hand, it uses clear, full descriptions and vivid, modern examples to systematically take students through the phonology, vocabulary, grammar, discourse structures and pragmatics of modern Chinese. No prior knowledge of Chinese or linguistics is required. Free eResources can be found here and instructors can request an e-inspection copy here

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