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Using Russian

Using Russian
A Guide to Contemporary Usage

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521547611

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  • Using Russian is a guide to Russian usage for those who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English speakers, and focuses on questions of style and register which are all too often ignored. Clear, readable and easy to consult, it will prove invaluable to students seeking to improve their fluency and confidence in Russian. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate fresh material and up-to-date information. Many of the original chapters have been rewritten and one brand new chapter has been added, providing a clear picture of Russian usage in the 21st century.

    • Focuses on variety in Russian, i.e. differences in register reflected in vocabulary, idioms, grammar, pronunciation and stress
    • Provides a comprehensive description of contemporary Russian usage, including material on computing terminology and neologisms of both Russian and foreign origin
    • Tailored specifically towards English-speaking students, looking at areas they find particularly difficult
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    "...contains a greater wealth of information...highly recommended for collections serving teachers, translators and graduate students of Russian." --B.K. Beynen, Choice

    "There truly is something for everyone in this most handy volume...Using Russian is an excellent and most useful tool, a credit to the high level of British scholarship in this area"
    Del Phillips, Slavic and East European Journal

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521547611
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Varieties of language and register
    2. Passage illustrating register
    3. Problems of meaning: Russian words
    4. Problems of translation from English into Russian
    5. Vocabulary and idiom
    6. Language and everyday life
    7. Verbal etiquette
    8. Word-formation
    9. Inflection
    10. Prepositions
    11. Syntax
    12. Stress.

  • Author

    Derek Offord, University of Bristol
    Derek Offord is Professor of Russian Intellectual History at the University of Bristol.

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