is a guide to Russian usage for those who have alreadyacquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention tothose areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difﬁculty toEnglish speakers, and focuses on questions of style and register whichare all too often ignored. Clear, readable and easy to consult, it willprove invaluable to students seeking to improve their ﬂuency andconﬁdence in Russian.This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded toincorporate fresh material and up-to-date information. Many of theoriginal sections have been rewritten, the passages illustrating register are all fresh and one brand new chapter has been added, providing aclear picture of Russian usage in the twenty-ﬁrst century.
is Professor of Russian Intellectual History at theUniversity of Bristol, where he has served as Chairman of the Schoolof Modern Languages and Head of Department. His previouspublications include
Portraits of Early Russian Liberals
The Russian Revolutionary Movement in the 1880s
ModernRussian: An Advanced Grammar Course
(1993), as well as numerousarticles and chapters on classical Russian literature and thought.
is Language Assistant at the University of Bristol. She has taught Russian as a second language at St PetersburgPedagogical University, and has been a visiting academic at theUniversity of Essex. Her previous publications include
Problems of Translation: Russian Words and Concepts with No Exact Equivalents inEnglish
(1995) and various articles on culture-speciﬁc words andconcepts.