When Scottish scholar of the Russian language Wade (1930–2005) died, he was well advanced in plans but not actual work to update the grammar that had been highly successful in its 1992 and 2000 editions. David Gillespie (Russian, U. of Bath) took up the task, choosing not to try to guess what innovations Wade had in mind. Instead, he consolidated and added a few new sections, careful to preserve what he believes to be already the best Russian grammar available. Beginning with an explanation of the Cyrillic alphabet and pronunciation, it works through all the parts of speech to word order." ( Reference and Research Book New
s, February 2011)
Praise for the previous edition:
"With the additions of a helpful glossary and of a major section on word formation in the Russian noun, Terence Wade′s Comprehensive Russian Grammar, already the best reference book of its kind, has, in its second edition, become even more useful for students of Russian."
–Barry P. Scherr, Professor of Russian, Dartmouth College
"The coverage and fresh, interesting examples make Wade′s grammar attractive . . . It will certainly be a standard reference work over the next fifty years."
–The Slavonic Review