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CHINESE FOR EVERYONE  
Chinese for Social Interaction in 40 Lessons  
Jin Nailu, Song Yankun & Hao Jie  
This book is a specially designed teach-yourself proficiency programme aimed at those seeking a concise introduction to the Chinese Language.  It caters for both native and non-native speakers of English with practically no background in Chinese, thus making it uniquely bilingual.  Written in a highly readable style, this guide should be suitable for anyone aspiring to learn the Chinese language quickly amidst the various time constraints of today's fast-paced world.   
1996: 478pp  
Pb: ISBN 967 978 574 2: US$14.90  
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET FINGERTIP CHINESE  
Walter Long with Liu Keming  
The reputation of Chinese as an impossibly difficult language has kept many people from visiting China.  Now this book comes to the rescue, providing the right word or expression to get you what you want or to where you are going.  
1997:198pp  
Pb: ISBN 967 978 604 8: US$7.90  
  
 
PELANDUK CHINESE POCKET INTERPRETER   
Lydia Chen & Ying Bian  
This handy companion begins with a brief survey of essentials to prepare the new student of Chinese on structuring basic sentences and the vocabulary needed to create new sentences.  Alongside these sentences are explanations about the many unique aspects of China and its people and culture - from local snacks to parking of bicycles.  Some special features include simplified lessons on what you will hear and streetsigns - plus an extensive English-Chinese dictionary of common words.  
1997: 216pp  
Pb: ISBN 967 978 289 1: US$7.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET ENGLISH-CHINESE PHRASE BOOK   
Cheng Huang  
By learning a few essentials found in this phrasebook, you will find getting around in China less formidable and more challenging.  The sentence patterns and phrases introduced in this book are the ones you will draw upon most often in your sojourn in China.  
1997: 139pp  
Pb: ISBN 967 978 601 3: US$7.90    
  
 
COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH  
Haja Mohideen 
The main thrust of Common Mistakes In English is to help you improve your English and enable you to communicate with greater ease and confidence.  It is a step-by-step guide to grammatical usage, written for those who wish to stand out in their language skills.  Its other aim is to identify and minimize the many common errors made by users of English, whether as a mother-tongue or as a second language.  
1991: 160pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 366 9: US$7.90   
  
 
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS LETTERS 
A Guide to all Froms of Business Correspondence  
Milon Nandy 
This book has been carefully planned to help writers of business letters communicate effectively.  All aspects of business letters are considered systematically and exhaustively.  Furthermore, sixty-four model business letters have been provided, incorporating all the do's and don'ts of writing business letters.  Most of these letters are simple enough; anyone who has a reasonable command of words and can string these words into comprehensible sentences can write them. 
1993: 179pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 451 7: US$7.90   
  
 
ENGLISH FOR EVERYONE 
Mastering English at your Own Pace and Time  
J.S. Solomon and Chuah Ai Bee 
Designed to satisfy the needs of the mature student or user of the English language who desires to improve his English and acquire mastery over the language.  Every aspect of the English language has been dealt with at length.  Examples and exercises are provided to ensure that the student has the requisite drill and practice essential to mastering the language. 
1992: 179pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 389 8: US$13.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET ENGLISH DICTIONARY 
This dictionary can be used to find the correct spelling of words and their meanings, the proper usage of words, and the meaning and usage of idiomatic expressions.  The well-selected corpus of words and their clear, simple definitions make this dictionary a useful and valuable tool for all learners of the Englush language.  It is a clearly-written, practical reference you will want to turn to again and again. 
1993: 626pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 329 4: US$7.90   
  
 
DICTIONARY AND GUIDE TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR 
This dictionary is a compact and indispensable reference for teachers, students and professionals alike.  It has a unique combination of a dictionary and a guide on the intricate rules of grammar.  This combination is not only essential but appropriate and convenient so that the user could find rules quickly in this pocket book. 
1993: 280pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 469 X: US$7.90 
  
 
ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS 
Haja Mohideen 
This book is a must for those who seek to be singled out as the most desirable person for a job advertised.  It not only discusses the written skill but also the prerequisite for oral finesse which will win respect and admiration from the listener.  These skills are accessible to anyone willing and determined to follow through the simple, yet effective examples and exercises. 
1994: 104pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 461 4: US$7.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET DICTIONARY OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE 
Good English is best seen as a journey rather than a destination.  But it is a journey well worth making and its rewards are numerous.  These rewards include increased self-confidence, greater social and professional opportunities and, equally important, a more disciplined mind.  With the aid of this dictionary, your journey will perhaps be made a more pleasant one.  Problem areas in the usage of English and errors frequently made by non-native users of English are systematically and exhaustively dealt with. 
1991: 356pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 347 2: US$7.90   
  
 
WRITING A REPORT 
John Fletcher 
This book is a proven, practical guide to mastering the skills of writing all kinds of reports - both within the organization and between the organization and its clients.  It shows you new ways of thinking and writing clear, simple yet forceful reports that are persuasive, interesting and informative.  It teaches you how to say what is on your mind by organizing your thoughts, ideas and statistics into succinct, readable language. 
1996: 68pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 239 5: US$8.90 
For sale only in Southeast Asia.   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS 
Expressions have played a cardinal role in the formation of the English Language.  This concise and precise dictionary will enable you to communicate your ideas or feelings effectively.  Over 4,000 expressions are explained in an easily understood language.  Readers of this valuable dictionary will be taking the first step to a higher level of proficiency in the English Language. 
1993: 400pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 437 1: US$7.90  
  
 
DICTIONARY OF SIMILES, IDIOMS, METAPHORS AND PROVERBS 
Perfect for those who believe in getting the message across loud and clear.  This fascinating book contains hundreds of English similes, idioms, metaphors and proverbs-the tools for effective communication.  It is designed to help the user get his ideas heard and remembered, to generate interest in his listeners and to arouse a favourable response from them.  This dictionary will add spice and colour to your language, both spoken and written. 
1993: 114pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 439 8: US$4.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET DICTIONARY OF SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS 
Anyone who speaks and writes in English will at times be at a loss over finding the correct and exact word to fit the occasion.  It is also known that when a certain word is used too often, it loses its effectiveness.  Furthermore, at times a user of English may need a word that is the opposite of what he has in mind, but it eludes him.  This dictionary is the most suitable and effective remedy when you are facing such situations.  It will help you to be more articulate and precise with your words. 
1993: 270pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 431 2: US$7.90   
  
 
LETTERS AT WORK 
Alan Barker 
Millions of business letters are written every day.  How many achieve what they set out to do?  This book is an invaluable, practical guide full of useful tips to develop letter writing skills.  Through sample letters and copious check lists, LETTERS AT WORK will help you create letters that are positive, accurate and professional. 
1996: 112pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 585 8: US$8.90 
For sale only in Southeast Asia.  
  
 
FILIPINO FOR EVERYONE 
Paquito B. Badayos 
This book is a specially designed user-friendly book.  It aims to give the learner the necessary language skills needed to survive in situations in which Filipino must be used.  In the process of learning the language, students also learn about Filipino culture - the psychology, beliefs, customs and traditions of Filipinos.  The book, therefore, may be said to be an introduction not only to the Filipino language but also to the Filipino people. 
1995: 297pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 542 4: US$12.90   
  
 
JAPANESE FOR EVERYONE 
M. Rajendran 
This book is compiled to meet the lack of Japanese grammar and conversation books in Malay.  In order to cater for those who do not have a working knowledge of Malay, the author has included English as an additional medium, thus making this book a trilingual.  The book is intended to offer an all round course for beginners who are keen in acquiring a basic knowledge of Japanese grammar and spoken Japanese.  Romanized spelling is used in the book. 
1985: 221 pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 074 0: US$12.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET FINGERTIP JAPANESE 
Walter Long with K. Shimonishi 
The reputation of Japanese as a formidably difficult language has kept many people from visiting Japan.  Now this book comes to the rescue, providing the right word or expression to get you what you want or to where you are going.  Easy-to-follow, situation-based chapters will help you to: Find inexpensive accommodations, eat at tasty local restaurants, see both famous sights and offbeat attractions, shop for interesting goods and crafts, enjoy Japan as the Japanese do.  
1997: 199pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 605 6: US$7.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET EVERYDAY JAPANESE DICTIONARY  
A Basic English-Japanese Wordbook 
Thorlin and Brannen 
This dictionary is compiled especially for anyone aspiring to learn the Japanese language quickly and painlessly for all sorts of basic needs.  It caters for both native and non-native speakers of English with practically no background in Japanese.  In addition to more than 4,000 entries, it features hundreds of easy-to-learn English loanwords, numerous illustrative sentences and a special appendix of phrases for everyday occasions. 
1997: 172pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 602 1: US$7.90  
  
 
PELANDUK ENGLISH-JAPANESE-MALAY PHRASE BOOK  
Ashita Ray 
This phrase book is a complete new work designed specially as a practical guide for people who are conversant in English or Malay and wish to acquire a basic knowledge of Japanese.  The situational conversations, phrases and sentences have been carefully selected to help overcome the language-barrier one may be confronted with in various kinds of situations like going shopping and so on. 
1990: 186pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 317 0: US$4.90  
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET MALAY-JAPANESE-ENGLISH 
DICTIONARY 
M. Rajendran 
This dictionary is the first of its kind to be compiled in response to the need for a Malay-Japanese-English dictionary.  English has been used as a third language for those who do not have a strong grounding in Malay.  Romanized spelling is used throughout.  Verbs in Japanese appear both in the polite and dictionary form.  Malay is used in its basic form without any prefix or suffix. 
1985: 352pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 177 1: US$8.90  
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET JAPANESE-MALAY-ENGLISH TECHNICAL DICTIONARY 
M. Rajendran 
This trilingual dictionary, the first of its kind, has been designed to provide access to the meanings of the various scientific, technical, academic and specialized terminology in Japanese, Malay and English.  The meanings and spelling of the Malay entries follow the latest guidelines issued by the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. 
1993: 390pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978  369 3: US$7.90  
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET EVERYDAY KOREAN DICTIONARY  
A Basic English-Korean Wordbook 
This dictionary is compiled especially for anyone aspiring to learn the Korean language quickly and painlessly for all sort of basic needs.  It caters for both native and non-native speakers of English with practically no background in Korean.  In addition to more than 6,000 entries, it features hundreds of easy-to-learn English loanwords, numerous illustrative sentences and a special appendix of phrases for everyday occasions. 
1997: 180pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 603 X: US$7.90  
  
 
MALAY FOR EVERYONE 
Othman Sulaiman 
This book is specially written for English-speaking learners who wish to pick up the Malay language in the shortest possible time, and in the privacy and comfort of their homes and at their own leisure.  Anyone with a basic knowledge of English can easily follow the course.  It is a practical course book explained in simple language.  
1990:  308pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 322 7: US$12.90  
  
 
MALAY QUERIES 
G. Soosai 
This book is designed to help learners of the Malay language, or Bahasa Malaysia, to improve their power of self-expression by expanding their vocabulary.  Based on the author's highly popular newspaper column format, this book answers numerous queries about various aspects of the Malay language. 
1989:180pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 270 0: US$7.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET INSTANT MALAY 
Compiled by Anita Morah Abas 
Instant Malay is a shortcut method to learning and speaking Malay fluently for those who lack the time and opportunity to learn the language.  Toursts will also find this book most indispensable.  It is carefully designed as an instant guide to a knowledge of Malay from the learner's first contact with the language to advanced conversations in all sorts of daily situations.  No tedious lessons on the basics.  The text is presented in a step-by-step approach without lengthy explanations. 
1992 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 402 9: US$7.90  
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET MALAY DICTIONARY 
Othman Sulaiman 
This dictionary is designed to be the most up-to-date, authoritative, compact bilingual Malay dictionary, for those learning the Malay language as well as learners of English who are conversant in Malay.  The text is set in clear easy-to-read pages.  Despite the small format, it contains all the essential entries and the commonest Malay words that are used in daily situations. 
1989: 430pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 291 3: US$7.90  
  
 
VIETNAMESE FOR EVERYONE 
Mai Ngoc Chu and Vo Thi Thu Nguyet 
This is a comprehensive and definitive guide to the Vietnamese language.  It has a thorough chapter on pronounciation giving the English equivalents.  The examples, model sentences and conversation exercises are simple and yet give an insight into the culture and life of the Vietnamese folks.it is particularly suitable for students, businessmen, diplomats and even travellers who wish to acquire proficient knowledge of the language to communicate their ideas and wishes effectively. 
1995: 214pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 547 5: US$12.90  
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET ENGLISH-VIETNAMESE PHRASE BOOK 
Mai Ngoc Chu 
This phrase book is specially designed to help those conversant in English acquire a quick knowledge of the Vietnamese language.  The situational conversations, phrases and sentences have been carefully selected to help overcome.the language barrier one may encounter in various circumstances, such as buying groceries at the market, visiting the physician, going to the bank or post office, taking a taxi, and so on.  
1996: 12Opp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 590 4: US$4.90   
  
 
PELANDUK POCKET VIETNAMESE DICTIONARY  
Vietnamese-English English - Vietnamese 
Mai Ngoc Chu & Vo Thi Thu Nguyet 
This dictionary contains words which are essential to the study of the Vietnamese language.  The entries have been specially and carefully selected and are either in simple or compound forms.  The different meanings of a word are enumerated and explained clearly.  The guide to pronunciation at the beginning facilitates the acquisition of correct tonal quality through the usage of reliable, similar and accurate English equivalents. 
1996: 277pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 557 2: US$8.90   
  
 
SENOI-ENGLISH/ENGLISH-SENOI DICTIONARY 
Edited by Gordon P Means 
This dictionary has been prepared as a practical working dictionary of the Senoi language.  It is designed to aid those Senoi who are already producing written materials in their language.  A second objective in preparing the dictionary has been to facilitate the learning of Senoi by those who are interested in the life and customs of the Senoi and who would like to communicate with them in their own language.  This dictionary may also be of some value to comparative linguists.  
1987: 192pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 186 0: US$49.00  
  
 
THE DEVELOPMENT OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA 
J.S. Solomon 
This book explains from a political and social perspective, how and why a bilingual education system developed in Malaysia.  It also discusses the changes that have taken place in the curriculum to make education a more effective tool for the creation of national unity. 
1988: 88pp 
 Hb: ISBN 967 978 237 9: US$39.00 
  
 
DICTIONARY OF MALAYSIAN BUSINESS 
The Informative One-Stop Business Reference 
Eric C. Forbes 
Provides definitions of the ordinary language of business, marketing, investment, economics, politics, advertising and accounting.  It cuts through technical jargon to provide concise definitions, coloured by liberal samplings of comments and factual information, laying bare the underpinnings of the commercial world. 
1992: 446pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 002 5: US$12.90   
  
 
RULES OF SPEAKING 
Verbal Interactions at Play 
Edited by Zainab Abdul Majid and Loga Mahesan Baskaran
This collection of well-researched articles clearly reflects the importance of knowing the correct rules of speaking in all social interactions, be they general or specific, formal or informal, social or professional.  This book will be an additional source of information for anyone seeking to enrich his knowledge and insights into the area of Pragmatic. 
1995:  213pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 548 3: US$49.00