Routledge Focus on Linguistics showcases new and exciting research across different areas of linguistics in short book form. Featuring titles between 20,000 and 50,000 words in length, titles in the series, available in both hardback and ebook formats, offer concise treatments of a wide range of emergent topics, ongoing debates, and theoretical and methodological developments within linguistics research.
Picturing Fiction through Embodied Cognition Drawn Representations and Viewpoint in Literary Texts
The Discursive Construction of the Modern Political Self Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Age of Social Media
Understanding Abstract Concepts across Modes in Multimodal Discourse A Cognitive Linguistic Approach
Talking Donald Trump A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse, and Political Identity
By Bien Klomberg, Theresa Schilhab, Michael Burke
January 29, 2024
This concise volume addresses the question of whether or not language, and its structure in literary discourses, determines individuals’ mental "vision," employing an innovative cross-disciplinary approach using readers’ drawings of their mental imagery during reading. The book engages in ...
By Sandra Kotzor
September 25, 2023
Antonyms in Mind and Brain presents a multi-method empirical investigation of opposition with a particular focus on the processing of opposite pairs and their representation in the mental lexicon. Building on recent cognitive accounts of antonymy which highlight the fundamentally conceptual nature ...
By Helen Basturkmen
January 09, 2023
This volume provides a concise overview of linguistic description in the field of English for Academic Purposes, charting its evolution and categorizing the various strands of research interest. Given the increasing use of English as a lingua franca, there has been a corresponding upsurge into ...
By Yair Neuman, Marcel Danesi, Dan Vilenchik
November 18, 2022
This concise volume offers an accessible introduction to state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) language models, providing a platform for their use in textual interpretation across the humanities and social sciences. The book outlines the affordances of new technologies for textual analysis,...
By Jacqueline Aiello
November 10, 2022
This book explores the impact of new media on politicians’ construction, presentation, and dissemination of their political selves, focusing on the social media presence of US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to offer new insights into the landscape of contemporary political discourse. ...
By Sigrid Norris
February 28, 2020
This concise guide outlines core theoretical and methodological developments of the growing field of Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis. The volume unpacks the foundational relationship between multimodality and language and the key concepts which underpin the analysis of multimodal action and ...
By Elżbieta Górska
September 12, 2019
This volume looks at spatialization of abstract concepts in verbo-pictorial aphorisms at work in the cartoons of a single artist. While extensive work has been done in studying spatialization of abstract concepts in grammar and lexicon within cognitive linguistics, this book is the first of its ...
By Margaret Thomas
August 15, 2019
This volume is a concise introduction to the lively ongoing debate between formalist and functionalist approaches to the study of language. The book grounds its comparisons between the two in both historical and contemporary contexts where, broadly speaking, formalists’ focus on structural ...
By Stefan Dollinger
June 03, 2019
This book unpacks a 30-year debate about the pluricentricity of German. It examines the concept of pluricentricity, an idea implicit to the study of World Englishes, which expressly allows for national standard varieties, and the notion of "pluri-areality," which seeks to challenge the former. ...
By Patrizia Anesa
August 16, 2018
Winner of the 2020 ESSE Book Award in English Language and Linguistics Lexical Innovation in World Englishes contributes to the investigation of World Englishes by offering insights into the lexical developments of selected English varieties and their cross-fertilization potential. Taking a ...
By Jennifer Sclafani
August 10, 2017
Talking Donald Trump examines the language of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign from the perspective of sociocultural linguistics. This book offers an insight into the many stages of Trump’s political career, from his initial campaign for the Republican nomination, up to his presidency. Drawing ...
By Nicola Galloway
May 10, 2017
Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching analyses the impact of current ELT practice, bringing together research from the fields of Global Englishes and ELT to provide suggestions for the implementation of a Global Englishes for Language Teaching curriculum. Calling ...