Introduction Acknowledgements Sources Talking about People and Things Saying Who Does or Did what Describing People and Objects Responding to Others and the World Around You Saying how Many Making Plans Revision unit Appendices Glossary of Technical Terms Glossary of Proper Names Vocabulary
John Murray teaches Russian language, cultural studies, area studies, translation, comparative Slavonic linguistics, historical linguistics and Russian print media at Trinity College Dublin. He was head of department between 2007-2009. Sarah Smyth is also at Trinity Colllege Dublin where she is Senior Lecturer and Head of School.
'I very much like the arrangement of the units by
functions, which is a real innovation in this type of textbook and
gets away from the hackneyed arrangement by parts of speech ... I
hope to see a second edition in the future.' -
'Basic Russian has some original exercises, which teachers might usefully incorporate into their teaching programmes.' - M.A. Felstead, Sherborne School for Girls