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New and Published Books

  1. Markets of English

    Linguistic Capital and Language Policy in a Globalizing World

    By Joseph Sung-Yul Park, Lionel Wee

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    The global spread of English both reproduces and reinforces oppressive structures of inequality. But such structures can no longer be seen as imposed from an imperial center, as English is now actively adopted and appropriated in local contexts around the world. This book argues that such...

    Published February 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. I. A. Richards (Routledge Revivals)

    His Life and Work

    By John Paul Russo

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A pioneering critic, educator, and poet, I. A. Richards (1893-1979) helped the English-speaking world decide not only what to read but how to read it. Acknowledged "father" of New Criticism, he produced the most systematic body of critical writing in the English language since Coleridge. His method...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Language, Society and Power

    An Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Annabelle Mooney, Betsy Evans

    Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Introducing Global Englishes

    By Nicola Galloway, Heath Rose

    Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture

    Edited by Farzad Sharifian

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture presents the first comprehensive survey of research on the relationship between language and culture. It provides readers with a clear and accessible introduction to both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of language and culture, and...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Acquiring Pragmatics

    Social and cognitive perspectives

    By Sandrine Zufferey

    Acquiring Pragmatics offers a comprehensive synthesis of state-of-the-art research on the acquisition of pragmatics. It introduces the current topics of research in theoretical pragmatics and explores the issues they raise for language acquisition research and the new experimental designs which...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. English Grammar

    A University Course, 3rd Edition

    By Angela Downing

    This best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language ,whether on a course or for self-study. Broadly based on Hallidayan systemic-functional grammar but also drawing on cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis, English...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Grammar of Irish English

    Language in Hibernian Style

    By Markku Filppula

    Irish English, also termed 'Anglo-Irish' or 'Hiberno-English', as in this book, is not usually perceived as having a grammatical system of its own. Markku Filppula here challenges this misconception and offers a descriptive and contact-linguistic account of the grammar of Hiberno-English. Drawing...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Literary Pragmatics (Routledge Revivals)

    By Roger D. Sell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Up until the mid-1980s most pragmatic analysis had been done on spoken language use, considerably less on written use, and very little at all on literary activity. This has now radically changed. ‘Pragmatics’ could be informally defined as the study of relationships between language and its users....

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Pragmatics

    A Resource Book for Students, 3rd Edition

    By Joan Cutting

    Series: Routledge English Language Introductions

    Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings – all...

    Published November 2nd 2014 by Routledge