Learning about Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course.
This series was co-founded by Mick Short and Geoffrey Leech. It is now edited by Brian Walker and Willem Hollmann who continue to consult with Mick Short.
An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Watching English Change An Introduction to the Study of Linguistic Change in Standard Englishes in the 20th Century
Varieties of Modern English An Introduction
An Introduction to Child Language Development
By Keith Johnson
April 30, 2021
The History of Late Modern Englishes provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from the beginning of the eighteenth century up until the present day. Taking an activity-based approach, this text ensures that students learn by engaging with the ...
By Chris Mccully, Sharon Hilles
September 09, 2004
The Earliest English provides a student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. Using non-technical language, the book covers basic terminology, the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to the emergence and ...
By Keith Johnson
November 23, 2017
An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching provides an engaging, student-friendly guide to the field of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students with no background in the area and taking a task-based approach, this book: introduces the theoretical and practical ...
By Clive Matthews
July 10, 1998
Research into Natural Language Processing - the use of computers to process language - has developed over the last couple of decades into one of the most vigorous and interesting areas of current work on language and communication. This book introduces the subject through the discussion and ...
By Janet Holmes, Nick Wilson
February 01, 2017
In this best-selling introductory textbook, Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson examine the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Divided into three sections, this book ...
By Laurie Bauer
September 12, 1994
Examines the ways language has changed in the twentieth century. It concentrates on standard English and takes a historical rather than sociolinguistic view of the changes which have occurred....
By Diane Davies
April 07, 2005
The 'story' of English is continually re-told and re-written, as more and more people use the language and have a part in shaping the way it develops. Varieties of Modern English provides a critical introduction to the study of regional, social, gendered, context- and medium-related varieties of ...
By Susan H.Foster- Cohen
January 05, 1999
This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language ...
By Keith Johnson
June 22, 2016
The History of Early English provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from its beginnings until the end of the Early Modern English period. Taking an activity-based approach, this text ensures that students learn by engaging with the ...
By Gerald Knowles
April 13, 1987
First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Noel Burton-Roberts
February 18, 2016
This highly successful text has long been considered the standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. It covers key concepts such as constituency, category and functions, and also utilises tree diagrams throughout to help the reader visualise the structure of ...
By Friedrich Ungerer, Hans-Jorg Schmid
November 15, 2006
Learning About Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course. Cognitive Linguistics explores the idea ...