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Critical Concepts in Linguistics


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Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics series provides authoritative reprints of the discipline's best and most influential scholarship. This series looks at language from the point of view of the user, at the choices made and the constraints encountered when we use language. Edited by experts in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts and themes into their historical context, as well as providing students and researchers with a snapshot of contemporary debates and current thinking.

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Language Variation and Change

Language Variation and Change

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron
October 22, 2014

This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's ...

Language Variation and Change

Language Variation and Change

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron
October 22, 2014

This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's ...

Language Variation and Change

Language Variation and Change

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron
October 22, 2014

This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's ...

Language Variation and Change

Language Variation and Change

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron
October 22, 2014

This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's ...

Language Variation and Change

Language Variation and Change

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron
October 22, 2014

This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's ...

History of the English Language

History of the English Language

1st Edition

Edited By Elly van Gelderen
February 19, 2014

A new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Linguistics series, History of the English Language is a four-volume collection covering the main linguistic issues in the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the history of English....

Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics

1st Edition

Edited By Brian D. Joseph, Hope Dawson
February 14, 2014

Historical linguistics is concerned with the way languages change over time, looking both at the distant past and at the present day, and taking as its point of departure the truism that the only constant in language is that it is always changing. This new title from Routledge’s Major Works series,...

Writing Systems

Writing Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Moseley
February 04, 2014

Throughout most of the history of linguistics, the primacy of the spoken word over the written word has been virtually axiomatic. Scholars working at what is perceived as the core of linguistic science, on grammar, sociolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, have generally perceived the written word as...

Language Evolution

Language Evolution

1st Edition

Edited By W. Tecumseh Fitch, Gesche Westphal Fitch
February 02, 2012

This new four-volume collection, part of Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Linguistics series, assembles the most important scholarly writings concerning the biological evolution of language, particularly those incorporating a Darwinian view of evolution. Including excerpts from ancient sources such...

Educational  Linguistics

Educational Linguistics

1st Edition

Edited By Nancy H. Hornberger
December 21, 2011

What educational approaches best serve language-minority children? What policies, programmes, and circumstances encourage or contribute to minority-language maintenance? How do we make sense of the ecology of language development and socialization in non-traditional settings? And what is the ...

Metaphor and Figurative Language

Metaphor and Figurative Language

1st Edition

Edited By Patrick Hanks, Rachel Giora
November 28, 2011

With contributions from Aristotle to Lakoff and Johnson, and incorporating the work of philosophers, linguists, literary theorists, and cognitive psychologists, this wide-ranging and multidisciplinary six-volume collection on metaphor and figurative language is a new title from Routledge’s Critical...

Pragmatics II

Pragmatics II

1st Edition

Edited By Asa Kasher
November 28, 2011

A new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Pragmatics II is a four-volume collection of the very best scholarship on pragmatics. It is an essential successor collection to the editor’s Pragmatics (6 vols.) (978-0-415-11734-0), published in 1998 and described ...

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