The Russian Language Today provides the most up-to-date analysis of the Russian language. The Russian language has changed dramatically in recent years, becoming inundated by new words, mainly from American English. The authors focus on the resulting radical changes in Russian vocabulary and grammar.
Supported throughout by extracts from contemporary press and literary sources, this is a comprehensive overview of present-day Russian and an essential text for all students of the Russian language.
'This book will be useful for both students and teachers of Russian who will find in it a wealth of interesting material . . . It is written in a lively and entertaining manner . . . The Russian Language Today is indeed a very welcome addition to the literature on the subject, especially as it is the first attempt to present a broad panorama of language in a state of flux.' - SEER
'This book is unique in its scope, its breadth and its detail. Never before in an English-language publication have lexical and word formatory processes in Russian received such systematic and erudite scrutiny.' - Rusistika
'This is a marvellous and much-needed contribution.' - Professor Ian Press, University of St Andrews
'There is an admirable comprehensive range of material to examine The Russian Language Today is an essential tool for an in-depth study of the Russian language and is highly recommended.' - British East-West Journal
'The publication of the book is an important event. It will be essential reading for all those interested in this topic.' - Professor Kostomarov, International Association of Russian Teachers
'This book provides an excellent service to the English-speaking linguist.' - John Jamieson, New Zealand Slavonic Journal
'This book will be useful to specialists and should feature on all undergraduate reading lists. Last but not least, it also bears witness to the enormous inventiveness and dry humour of the language's speakers.' - Derek Offord, Modern Language Review