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Newspaper Russian

A Vocabulary of Administrative and Commercial Idiom

Author(s): John Slatter

Language: English

Genre(s): Modern Languages Literary Criticism

December 2000

Paperback - 9780708316344 eBook - pdf - 9781417508525

About The Book

This handbook, like its sister volumes in this series, is intended to fill a significant gap in the range of dictionaries available today. It is an up-to-date guide to the language and idiom of contemporary Russian as found in the press and media. In recent years, the Russian media has undergone huge transformations as the style and content of newspapers and magazines has changed beyond all recognition. Newspaper Russian takes account of the newly widened political vocabulary and an economic vocabulary largely adapted from English, while also demonstrating how ‘newspaper’ Russian uses many words in senses distinct from ordinary usage. Short examples are given for each word or phrase, with English translations of head-words and unusual idioms in context. A list of common abbreviations and acronyms is also supplied.

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"...an up-to-date guide to the distinctive vocabulary, usage and idiom of contemporary Russian as found in press, radio and television...Of considerable linguistic and sociological interest, John Slatter's exceptionally well-informed guide to post-Soviet journalistic usage is an essential reference manual not for journalists alone, but also for business people, students and general readers who need to use and understand "newspaper" Russian in its contemporary guise." Reference Reviews"...an up-to-date guide to the distinctive vocabulary, usage and idiom of contemporary Russian as found in press, radio and television...Of considerable linguistic and sociological interest, John Slatter's exceptionally well-informed guide to post-Soviet journalistic usage is an essential reference manual not for journalists alone, but also for business people, students and general readers who need to use and understand "newspaper" Russian in its contemporary guise." Reference Reviews

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John Slatter

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