Routledge Essential Grammars

Essential Grammars describe clearly and succinctly the core rules of each language and are up-to-date and practical reference guides to the most important aspects of languages used by contemporary native speakers. They are designed for elementary to intermediate learners and present an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today.

Essential Grammars are a reference source for the learner and user of the language, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections that are clear and free from jargon.

Essential Grammars are ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

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  • Greek: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By David Holton, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton

    Greek: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to modern Greek. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and supported by examples throughout. This new edition has been revised and updated to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08 
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  • Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar

    4th Edition

    By Lewis Glinert

    This new edition of Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Hebrew as used by contemporary native speakers of the language. It presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
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  • Finnish: An Essential Grammar

    3rd Edition

    By Fred Karlsson

    This thoroughly revised third edition of Finnish: An Essential Grammar is grounded in fundamental insights of modern linguistics and incorporates some of the latest achievements in the description of written and spoken Finnish. It gives a systematic account of the structures of the written language…

    Paperback – 2015-05-14
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  • Thai: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By David Smyth

    This second edition of Thai: An Essential Grammar provides an up-to-date and concise reference guide to Thai grammar. Using clear, jargon-free explanations, it sets out the complexities of Thai in short, readable sections and presents an accessible description of the language. Focus is kept on…

    Paperback – 2013-11-25
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  • Polish: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Dana Bielec

    Polish: An Essential Grammar is a user-friendly guide to all the important structures of this fascinating language. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Polish in short, readable…

    Paperback – 2012-03-08
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  • Latvian: An Essential Grammar

    By Dace Praulinš

    Latvian: An Essential Grammar is a concise, user-friendly guide to the basic grammatical structures of Latvian. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations to set out the complexities of Latvian in short, readable…

    Paperback – 2012-03-06
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  • Danish: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen, Philip Holmes

    Danish: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of current Danish as it is used by native speakers. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on those areas of Danish that pose particular problems for English speakers but at the same…

    Paperback – 2011-04-12
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  • English: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Gerald Nelson

    English: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly guide to the grammar of modern English, written specifically for native speakers and based on genuine samples of contemporary spoken and written English. In the first four chapters, this book covers the essentials of English grammar,…

    Paperback – 2010-10-21
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  • Turkish: An Essential Grammar

    By Asli Göksel, Celia Kerslake

    Turkish: An Essential Grammar is a concise, user-friendly guide to the most important structures of contemporary Turkish. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations offering practical guidance on understanding and…

    Paperback – 2010-10-12
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  • Korean: An Essential Grammar

    By Young-Key Kim-Renaud

    Korean: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of standard Korean. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Korean in short,…

    Paperback – 2009-05-28
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  • Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Carol Rounds

    Hungarian: An Essential Grammar is a concise, user-friendly guide to the most important structures of this fascinating language. All students of Hungarian, whether beginners or at intermediate and advanced levels, will welcome its clarity of presentation and jargon-free explanations. It is ideal…

    Paperback – 2008-12-16
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  • Swedish: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Ian Hinchliffe, Philip Holmes

    This fully revised second edition of Swedish: An Essential grammar incorporates the changes proposed to the Swedish grammar by Svenska Akademiens Grammatik. All examples have been fully updated, the bibliography has been expanded and a number of tables clarified. Swedish: An Essential grammar…

    Paperback – 2008-04-07
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  • Romanian: An Essential Grammar

    By Ramona Gönczöl

    This book is suitable for independent and classroom learners, ideal for the beginner to intermediate student, and takes the reader through the essentials of the language explaining each concept clearly and providing many examples of contemporary Romanian usage. The book contains: a chapter on…

    Paperback – 2007-09-07
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  • Dutch: An Essential Grammar

    9th Edition

    By William Z. Shetter, Esther Ham

    Developed with the beginner in mind, this Grammar uses abundant examples and extensive cross-referencing to present the language in an engaging and accessible manner. Features include: core vocabulary for each unit a Dutch-English glossary three short stories further reading and resources.…

    Hardback – 2007-07-10
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  • Hindi: An Essential Grammar

    By Rama Kant Agnihotri

    This text provides a reader-friendly guide to the structural patterns of modern standard Hindi. Ideal for both independent learners and classroom students alike, this book covers the essentials of Hindi grammar in readable, jargon-free sections. Key features include: sections on the speech…

    Paperback – 2007-05-21
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  • Arabic: An Essential Grammar

    By Faruk Abu-Chacra

    Arabic: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar and structure of Arabic. The…

    Paperback – 2007-04-26
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  • German: An Essential Grammar

    By Bruce Donaldson

    German: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the core structures and features of modern German. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of German in short, readable…

    Paperback – 2006-10-18
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  • Chinese: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Po-Ching Yip, Don Rimmington

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2006-04-11
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  • Georgian

    A Learner's Grammar, 2nd Edition

    By George Hewitt

    This second edition of Georgian: A Learner's Grammar is a completely revised and updated guide to the fascinating and most widely spoken language of the Caucasus. Presenting the language in the form of dialogues and reading passages, full attention is given to script reproduction and recognition,…

    Paperback – 2005-06-23
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  • Serbian: An Essential Grammar

    By Lila Hammond

    Serbian: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of Serbian as used by contemporary native speakers of the language. Refreshingly jargon free, it presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today.…

    Paperback – 2005-05-27
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  • Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar

    3rd Edition

    By Lewis Glinert

    This third edition of Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Hebrew, as used by contemporary native speakers of the language. Presenting an accessible description of the language, this user-friendly text focuses on…

    Paperback – 2005-03-21
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  • Czech: An Essential Grammar

    By James Naughton

    Czech: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the core structures and features of modern Czech. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Czech in short, readable…

    Paperback – 2005-02-01
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  • Spanish: An Essential Grammar

    By Peter T Bradley, Ian Mackenzie

    Spanish: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to the most important aspects of Spanish.It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language that combines traditional and function-based grammar. The book sets out the complexities of Spanish in short, readable…

    Paperback – 2004-04-22
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  • Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language

    By David Holton, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton

    Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Greek.It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and supported by examples throughout.The…

    Paperback – 2003-11-20
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  • Portuguese: An Essential Grammar

    2nd Edition

    By Amelia P. Hutchinson, Janet Lloyd

    This new edition of Portuguese: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Portuguese.It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language that combines traditional and function-based grammar. The book sets out the complexities of…

    Paperback – 2003-08-28
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  • Hungarian: An Essential Grammar

    By Carol H. Rounds

    This user-friendly guide to modern Hungarian clearly introduces the most important structures of this fascinating language. Suitable for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, it can be used by those studying independently or following a taught course. Topics include:* verbal prefixes*…

    Hardback – 2001-07-12
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  • Urdu: An Essential Grammar

    By Ruth Laila Schmidt

    Urdu: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of the language as it is used by native speakers today.The complexities of Urdu are set out in short, readable sections. Explanations contain minimal jargon and emphasis has been placed on the aspects of Urdu that pose a…

    Paperback – 1999-10-07
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  • Polish: An Essential Grammar

    By Dana Bielec

    Polish: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of current Polish as it is used by native speakers. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on genuine patterns of use in the modern language. The Grammar is the ideal reference work for…

    Hardback – 1998-10-15
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  • Chinese: An Essential Grammar

    By Po-Ching Yip, Don Rimmington, Don Rimmington

    This new edition is a concise reference guide to modern Chinese grammar. It presents a description of the language setting out the complexities in short, readable sections. Features include: a new chapter on paragraph development; Chinese characters, as well as pinyin; translations into English. @…

    Paperback – 1996-12-05
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  • Georgian: A Learner's Grammar

    By George Hewitt

    This is the first learner's grammar of this fascinating language to appear for many years.The Grammar presents the language in the form of dialogues and reading passages. Full attention is given to the script reproduction and recognition, pronunciation, lexis and individual points of grammar. There…

    Paperback – 1995-12-14
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  • Norwegian: An Essential Grammar

    By ÅAse-Berit Strandskogen, Rolf Strandskogen

    Norwegian: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of contemporary Norwegian as used by native speakers. The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language. Explanations are clear, free from jargon and often accompanied by exercises. The book…

    Paperback – 1994-12-15
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  • Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar

    By Lewis Glinert

    Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of current Hebrew as used by native speakers.It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use in today's Hebrew.The Grammar is the ideal reference source for…

    Paperback – 1994-07-28
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