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  1. New for April - A History of the Chinese Language

    'This is an important and valuable book for anyone interested in the Chinese language and its history. It offers a gripping account of what the language was like thousand years ago and how it reached its present state. The author's clear and reader-friendly style makes it a pleasure to read.' - Boping Yuan, University of Cambridge, UK

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Read More.

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  2. New for April - ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas: Part Three

    ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part Three): An Advanced Course in Arabic builds further on the groundbreaking approach used in Part One and Part Two of the series. It integrates Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and spoken Levantine in a way specially tailored to the needs of advanced students. Levantine Arabic strongly features in spoken discussions of MSA materials, reflecting authentic practice by native speakers. However, the overall ratio of MSA – the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking in the Arab world – to Levantine has been increased, supporting students’ mounting need for MSA as they progress further in their education. Read More.

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  3. New Edition - The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course

    An innovative multimedia course for advanced students of Chinese, this book helps to develop both strong language skills and cultural literacy. It covers the four themes of popular culture, social change, cultural traditions and politics and history. Read more...

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  4. Spanish Grammar in Context - 3rd edition out this month

    Authentic texts from a rich variety fo sources, literary and journalistic are used as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of Spanish grammar. Each point is consolidated with a wide range of written and spoken exercises. Grammar is presented not as an end in itself, but as a tool essential to enjoying Spanish, understanding native speakers and communicating effectively with them. Read more...

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  5. Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook - Out Now

    An innovative book of exercises and language tasks for learners of Japanese, it covers essential grammatical structures as well as practice for everyday functions such as making introductions and expressing needs. All sentences are written in Romanization and the Japanese script. Read more...

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  6. French Grammar in Context, 4th Edition

    French Grammar in Context presents a unique and exciting approach to learning grammar for intermediate learners. Authentic texts from a rich variety of sources, literary and journalistic, are used as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of French grammar. Grammar is presented not as an end in itself, but as a tool essential to enjoying French and understanding and communicating effectively with native speakers. Read more...

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  7. Part One

    Arabiyyat al-Naas: A Groundbreaking New Three-Part Course in Arabic

    ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas is a pioneering three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program. It offers a vibrant approach to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers, combining a progressive and rigorous grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) with an innovative integration of the spoken Levantine variety used in everyday situations in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine.

  8. Now Available: The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader

    The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader has been specially designed for intermediate learners of Dutch and comprises a broad selection of graded readings. Each reading is fully supported by: a general introduction; a vocabulary list with example sentences; text comprehension questions and extensive vocabulary exercises with model answers provided in the key; speaking exercises relevant to the vocabulary and topic at hand; internet research tasks; a short list of suggested further reading. Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.
     

  9. Now Available: The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader

    The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader bridges the gap between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Chinese. Key features include: extracts from a range of sources; vocabulary lists for quick reference; short grammar explanations of any complicated structures; comprehension questions; full glossary and answer key. Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.
     

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    The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin

    The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese uses a staggered introduction of characters to take the student with no prior background in Chinese from complete beginner to post-intermediate level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Mandarin.

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