Routledge Guides to Linguistics is a series of concise and accessible guidebooks which introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. The books are designed for students of Linguistics who are approaching a particular topic for the first time or those students who are thinking about studying linguistics and are keen to find out more about it.
Current series editor: Umberto Ansaldo, Curtin University, Australia
Former series editor: Betty Birner, Northern Illinois University, USA
The Study of Words An Introduction
Language in African American Communities
Linguistics and Law
Language, Gender, and Sexuality An Introduction
Sign Languages Structures and Contexts
Why Study Linguistics
Is English Changing?
By Lewis Gebhardt
March 31, 2023
The Study of Words introduces the study of word structure, also known as morphology, without assuming any prior knowledge of linguistics. Introducing concepts in an accessible way, Gebhardt illustrates how to understand and produce both existing and new words. This book: • Provides an overview of ...
By Sonja Lanehart
December 30, 2022
Language in African American Communities is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the language, culture, and sociohistorical contexts of African American communities. It will also benefit those with a general interest in language and culture, language and language users, and language and...
By Shahrzad Mahootian
November 04, 2019
Bilingualism provides a concise and lively introduction to bilingualism as a social and linguistic phenomenon and explains its impact on individuals and on society. Addressing questions such as what it means to be bilingual, how one becomes bilingual, and how exposure to more than one language ...
By Jeffrey P. Kaplan
August 28, 2019
Linguistics and Law offers a clear and concise introduction to making sense of the law through linguistics. Drawing on lexical semantics, syntax, and pragmatics to interpret both written and spoken laws, this book: addresses how to interpret legal documents such as contracts, statutes, ...
By Scott F. Kiesling
March 07, 2019
Language, Gender, and Sexuality offers a panoramic and accessible introduction to the ways in which linguistic patterns are sensitive to social categories of gender and sexuality, as well as an overview of how speakers use language to create and display gender and sexuality. This book includes ...
By Joseph Hill, Diane Lillo-Martin, Sandra Wood
December 14, 2018
Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts provides a succinct summary of major findings in the linguistic study of natural sign languages. Focusing on American Sign Language (ASL), this book: offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic grammatical components of phonology, morphology, and ...
By Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck
September 10, 2018
Why Study Linguistics is designed to help anyone with an interest in studying language understand what linguistics is, and what linguists do. Exploring how the scientific study of language differs from other ways of investigating this uniquely human behavior, Why Study Linguistics: explores the ...
By Steve Kleinedler
February 20, 2018
Is English changing? To what degree is it changing? Is this change good or bad? In answering these questions, Is English Changing? provides a lively and concise introduction to language change, refuting commonly held misconceptions about language evolution as we understand it. Showing that English,...
By Betty Birner
November 21, 2017
Language and Meaning provides a clear, accessible and unique perspective on the philosophical and linguistic question of what it means to mean. Looking at relationships such as those between literal and non-literal meanings, linguistic form and meaning, and language and thought, this volume tackles...
By Eve V. Clark
August 30, 2016
Language in Children provides a concise and basic introduction for students studying child language acquisition for the first time. Starting from the first sounds a child produces, this book covers all the stages a child goes through in acquiring a language. This title: ...