Russian in Plain English: A Very Basic Russian Starter for Complete Beginners

1st Edition

Natalia V. Parker

May 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 74 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367415402 - CAT# 333549

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Russian In Plain English enables complete beginners to acquire the skill of reading words written in Cyrillic independently, with no English transcription or imitated pronunciation, within a short period of time.

This book introduces the alphabet and pronunciation gradually, feeding the Cyrillic letters and various pronunciation aspects in, one by one over its 10 Units, thus building a complete picture of the Russian sound system and the writing system, as well as highlighting their interrelations and helping learners to see the logic behind the use of the Cyrillic alphabet.

Furthermore, the book explains the basic grammatical features of Russian words and rules of how to put them into sentences, enabling learners to start saying things in Russian from Unit 1. It employs some findings of research in language processing, helping learners to start building their speaking and reading skills.

This book is an essential guide for all beginners, including students and independent learners.


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