A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

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Wiley, Aug 3, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 596 pages
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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar provides a definitive guide to current Russian usage, taking many of its examples from the press and contemporary literary sources. Since it was first published in 1992, the book has become the standard reference work for students and professionals alike and is used as the basis for Russian language teaching across the English-speaking world.

The new edition draws on feedback from users of the first edition to build on its existing strengths. Sections dealing with all parts of speech have been modified or supplemented, with pronunciation, the noun, the adjective, the verb and the preposition most affected. There are entirely new substantial sections on word formation in the Russian noun. Elements of post-Soviet vocabulary have been introduced to reflect changes in usage. The Second Edition also contains an expanded bibliography and a glossary of linguistic terms.

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User Review  - Katya0133 - LibraryThing

A clearly organized and wonderfully thorough reference book. It is, however a reference book and not a textbook (despite the existence of an accompanying workbook). Because of this, the beginning student of Russian may not find it to be of much use. Read full review

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User Review  - dheintz - LibraryThing

Wade's grammar is the clearest and most concise recently produced for the advanced learner of Russian as a foreign language. It beats the venerable Практическая грамматика from Пулькина on nearly every level! Read full review

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Terence Wade was Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow utnil his death in 2005. His previous books include Prepositions in Modern Russian, Russian Etymological Dictionary, The Russian Language Today (with Larissa Ryazanova-Clarke) and A Russian Grammar Workbook, companion volume to A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Blackwell Publishers).

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