2nd Edition

Basic Russian A Grammar and Workbook

By Sarah Smyth, John Murray Copyright 2013
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    384 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Designed for students with a basic knowledge of Russian, this book provides an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.
    Across more than forty grammar topics it introduces the student to Russian people and culture through the medium of the language used today, covering the core material which the student would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Russian.
    Complete with a full key to exercises and glossary, Basic Russian is a user-friendly reference grammar suitable for both independent study and class use.

    Introduction Acknowledgements  Sources  Talking about People and Things  Saying Who Does or Did what  Describing People and Objects  Responding to Others and the World Around You  Saying how Many  Making Plans  Revision unit  Appendices  Glossary of Technical Terms  Glossary of Proper Names  Vocabulary


    John Murray teaches Russian language, cultural studies, area studies, translation, comparative Slavonic linguistics, historical linguistics and Russian print media at Trinity College Dublin. He was head of department between 2007-2009.

    Sarah Smyth is also at Trinity Colllege Dublin where she is Senior Lecturer and Head of School.

    'I very much like the arrangement of the units by functions, which is a real innovation in this type of textbook and gets away from the hackneyed arrangement by parts of speech ... I hope to see a second edition in the future.' - Rusistika

    'Basic Russian has some original exercises, which teachers might usefully incorporate into their teaching programmes.' - M.A. Felstead, Sherborne School for Girls