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  1. Now Available: Second Language Sentence Processing

    This addition to the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series presents a comprehensive review of the latest research findings on sentence processing in second language acquisition.

    Read more and request an e-inspection copy.

  2. Now Available: A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora

    This volume brings together scholars in sociolinguistics and the sociology of new media and mobile technologies who are working on different social and communicative aspects of the Latino diaspora.

    Read more about this book and recommend it to your librarian

  3. Published today: Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US

    Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary exam copy here.

  4. Now Available: Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This volume is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and language teaching. Each chapter focuses on a single theory, written by a leading scholar in the field in an easy-to-follow style – a basic foundational description of the theory, relevant data or research models used with this theory, common misunderstandings, and a sample study from the field to show the theory in practice. This text is designed to provide a consistent and coherent presentation for those new to the field who seek basic understanding of theories that underlie contemporary SLA research.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary exam copy here.

  5. Now Available: Discourse and Democracy

    In this new study, Farrelly gives a critical examination of democracy as it is conceived and practiced in contemporary advanced liberal nations. The received wisdom on democracy is probelmatized through a close analysis of discourse in combination with critical theories of democracy and of the State. The central theme of the book is the paradox of pervasive reference to democracy as a legitimation of political action by liberal governments versus the converse weakening of actual democratic practice within the liberal world. 

    Find out more about, view the first 30 pages of, and recommend this title to your librarian.

  6. Yosuke Sato, Andrew Carnie, and Daniel Siddiqi

    Authors of the Month: Andrew Carnie, Yosuke Sato, and Daniel Siddiqi

    Andrew Carnie, Yosuke Sato, and Daniel Siddiqi, authors of The Routledge Handbook of Syntax, are November's Authors of the Month. These authors offer a truly global and all-encompassing view of syntax. Andrew Carnie hails from the University of Arizona, Yosuke Sato from the National University of Singapore, and Daniel Siddiqi from Carleton University in Canada. 

    In a new interview, Professors Carnie. Sato, and Siddiqi discuss their inspiration behind writing this book, what makes it special, and how it represents several perspectives on the study of syntax. If you'd like to learn more about The Routledge Handbook of Syntax, view the first 30 pages here, or recommend it to your librarian

  7. CHOICE Reviewed Titles from Routledge English Language and Linguistics

    Routledge is proud to produce some of the most acclaimed, cutting-edge scholarship available in Linguistics, and we're pleased to highlight the following positive reviews from CHOICE. Click on the titles below to see what CHOICE and other independent reviewers had to say about these great books.

    Jane Jackson's The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication is Essential!

    "The essays coalesce in a tour de force that embraces the multi-layered interactions involving language choice defined by psychological, economical, political, religious, and ethical factors. The volume is capably indexed and extended by a wealth of recommended readings for each essay. It fills gaps between national demarcations and serves as a bridge for educators, policymakers, and others interested in and/or working in the field. Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, March 2014

  8. David Block

    Renowned Author David Block on Political Economy

    Political economy has become a key reference discipline for many Applied Linguists in recent years. And the ways in which we define and employ it in applied linguistics research are diverse as we try to make sense of the current economic crisis. David Block, whose various works explore political economic issues, gave Routledge an exclusive interview. Professor Block touches upon the definition of political economy, the necessity of continuously evaluating this topic in applied linguistics and the social sciences in general, and how his upcoming series Language, Society and Political Economy can deepen our understanding of the subject, especially as it relates to language in society issues.

  9. Now Available: Linguistic Variation

    Linguistic Variation: Confronting Fact and Theory honors Shana Poplack in bringing together contributions from leading scholars in language variation and change. The book demonstrates how variationist methodology can be applied to the study of linguistic structures and processes.

    Find out more about this title and request your complimentary e-inspection copy

  10. English Language and Applied Linguistics books

    The First 100 Pages of Top Linguistics Titles, Free to View

    For a limited time, you can see an extended preview of books from Translation Studies, Sociolinguistics, and Applied Linguistics. If you like what you see, use discount code AT502 at checkout for 20% off your entire order.

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