Using Russian: A Guide to Contemporary Usage by Derek OffordUsing Russian: A Guide to Contemporary Usage by Derek Offord

Using Russian: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

byDerek Offord

Paperback | September 5, 2005

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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.
Derek Offord is Professor of Russian Intellectual History at the University of Bristol.
Title:Using Russian: A Guide to Contemporary UsageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:528 pages, 9.37 × 6.65 × 1.5 inShipping dimensions:9.37 × 6.65 × 1.5 inPublished:September 5, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052154761X

ISBN - 13:9780521547611


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.

Editorial Reviews

"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