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The Russian Language Today [Paperback]

Larissa Ryazanova-Clarke , Terence Wade
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13 May 1999 0415142571 978-0415142571
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.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (13 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415142571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415142571
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.4 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,529,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The authors can, indeed, be commended for a well-researched and multifaceted presentation of a whole century's work of langauge development... Overall, "The Russian Language Today is an impressive volume that synthesizes material from a wide variety of sources. It is a thoroughly researched and richly documented text with the most up-to-date information on the Russian language. The book is brimming with novelties not found in any dictionary, and it provides truly fascinating reading for all teachers and students of the Russian language.."-Marita Nummikoski, "Slavic and East European Journal "This masterful book, a comprehensive overview of the Russian language since the introduction of glasnost, is essential reading for any serious student of contemporary Russian philology, sociology, history, or popular culture."-Slavic Review ..."new excellent book... RLT is also the most up-to-date guide to contemporary Russian language, very compelling in its authenticity. As a reverence, the book is well-suited for a variety of graduate and upper-division undergraduate classes."-"ABES, Temple University "" The Russian Language Today is impressive in its linguistic and historical authenticity, consistency, and coherence...Any reader entranced by the complicated Russian language and the mysterious Russion soul will wnt to read this book.."-Vera Reife" Slav File

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The Kindle edition is not easy to read because many of the Cyrillic characters are represented by graphics. There is no need for this to be so, because is it perfectly possible to have an optical character recognition program identify text both in English and in Russian.

Amazon really needs to do better when converting mixed language texts to digital format. Some Russian language textbooks have been converted properly and are usable. However, for this book the Kindle edition is best avoided; buy hard copy instead.

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