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Proceedings Volume 16-26 (Paperback) Loot Price: R399
Discovery Miles 3 990
Proceedings Volume 16-26 (Paperback): Anglo-Russian Literary Society

Proceedings Volume 16-26 (Paperback)

Anglo-Russian Literary Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...and speaking, and which can daily be utilised by all classes of society, especially by clerks and commercial travellers, who might obtain higher salaries in consideration of their knowledge of foreign languages? As civilization advances the wants of the 130 odd millions of Russians will also increase, and the representatives of those firms who can converse with them and study their requirements will be the first to obtain their orders. I have known several Englishmen who have been losers by not knowing sufficient Russian to control a Russian contract. Yours, -&c, Imperial Institute, Feb. 10th. E. A. CAZALET. To the Editor of the Morning Post. Sir, --Under the above heading Mr. Cazalet states the advantages of a practical knowledge of the language to those engaged in Russian commerce. If ever certificates are offered for proficiency in Russian may I express a hope that the examination may be thrown open to women? As far as I know the only examinations in Russian held at present are those of the Civil Service Commissioners for Civil and Military interpreterships; no proof of efficiency in the Russian language can be gained by a woman, not even at the Universities. There is far more scope for remunerative woman's work than most people are aware of, in the translation of documents and books, in journalism, in the critical appreciation of a magnificent contemporary literature, and in the endeavour to appraise at its full value the overwhelming power which in another 20 years will belong to Russia in Asia. Many a woman feels as strongly as I do that she would a thousand times sooner devote her mental powers to the practical and remunerative acquisition of living languages, than to the unprofitable study of dead ones--yet what facilities are offered us? Ev...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Anglo-Russian Literary Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-43995-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-152-43995-2
Barcode: 9781152439955

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