Alexander Lipson in cooperation with Steven J. Molinsky


Part 1 covers chapters 1 to 6, or about one semester of college work: Part 2 covers the second semester, and Part 3 is for use in the second year. After Part 3 the student can read ungraded texts with the use of a dictionary.

A number of schools experienced dramatic increases in enrollment after adopting this book. Lipson's book...

Jules F. Levin and Peter D. Haikalis, with A. A. Forostenko

vi + 321

An innovative and sophisticated textbook for teaching beginning students to read Russian in the shortest possible time. The emphasis is upon expository prose. All of the time normally devoted to learning to write, speak, and understand spoken Russian is saved, which means that students can learn to read normal Russian books and newspapers with the aid of a dictionary after...

Richard L. Leed, Alexander D. Nakhimovsky, and Alice S. Nakhimovsky. Photographs by Richard Sylvester

xii + 283

This improved one-volume edition of a very successful textbook contains just about the same vocabulary and introduces grammatical features in about the same order as the first edition. In other respects the book has been severely revised and reformatted. It has been shortened, so that it is truly a first-year textbook, one that can successfully be completed within two semesters,...

xvi + 322

The purpose of this dictionary is primarily to supply complete information on the inflection of common Russian words in an accessible format for beginning students. In addition, a certain amount of information is given on pronunciation, syntax, collocations, and meaning. This dictionary presents inflectional information in two formats: (1) a succinct display of key forms much as in conventional dictionaries...


This is a different type of phrase book: it is not intended primarily for travelers, but rather for all students of Russian, from the elementary through advanced levels. The sample page reprinted on the opposite page of this catalog gives an idea of the structure of the book: it is divided into 84 categories, and within each category a mixture...

Olga Kagan, Tatiana Akishina, and Richard Robin


The rapid growth in the number of Russian heritage students in our high schools and colleges represents an underserved and underutilized national language resource. By "heritage speaker" we mean those who grew up with Russian in North America without a native Russian's full educational or cultural background. Because of their different proficiency profiles, heritage speakers have special learning needs which...

Lidija Iordanskaja and Slava Paperno, English equivalents by Lesli LaRocco and Jean MacKenzie, edited by Richard L. Leed

xxx + 418

This remarkable book is an exhaustive combinatorial Russian-English dictionary of a small group of words that are of more than passing interest in everyday life and language. The dictionary contains 73 entries: 63 parts of the body, plus 10 words describing certain organs, emissions, and physical manifestations of emotional states (heart, tears, laughter, etc.). The aim is to present all...


This combined reprint incorporates both volumes of an original two-volume Slavica reprint of the original work, published in Sofia in 1964 and 1968 under the title Български език, първа част and втора част, with Milka Marinova listed first among the authors of the first volume and Hubenova listed first among the authors of the second. This volume still represents the...

Warren H. Held, Jr., William R. Schmalstieg and Janet E. Gertz

ix + 218

This elementary textbook is an introduction to the Hittite language and writing system for self instruction and for beginning students, especially students who cannot work easily with the existing German grammars but who want a more up-to-date source than Sturtevant's 1933 Comparative Grammar of the Hittite Language. Beginning Hittite contains a grammar, reader, glossary, and cuneiform sign list. The grammar...

Michael Heim, Zlata Meyerstein and Dean Worth


Readings in Czech is for students who have mastered the rudiments of Czech grammar. It introduces them to a body of Czech texts widely divergent in style and subject matter. Each selection is prefaced by a brief description of its source and context. A small number of the non-literary readings identified in the preface have undergone minor editing (mostly by...