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Routledge Linguistics Classics


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Routledge Linguistics Classics brings together key seminal books from the rich heritage of Routledge linguistics publishing. Each book is reissued with the original text, and also includes an additional new chapter, foreword or afterword to situate these titles in current scholarship. These titles have been deemed classics by leading academics and are essential reading for students and all who need to keep up to date with the field of linguistics.

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African-American English Structure, History, and Use

African-American English: Structure, History, and Use

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Salikoko S. Mufwene, John R. Rickford, Guy Bailey, John Baugh
August 09, 2021

This book was the first to provide a comprehensive survey of linguistic research into African-American English and is widely recognised as a classic in the field. It covers both the main linguistic features, in particular the grammar, phonology and lexicon and the sociological, political and ...

Language - The Loaded Weapon The Use and Abuse of Language Today

Language - The Loaded Weapon: The Use and Abuse of Language Today

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dwight Bolinger
July 13, 2021

First published in 1980 and now reissued for the first time as a Routledge Linguistics Classic, Language - The Loaded Weapon is at once an introduction to and a critique of everything we know, or think we know, about language. This classic text explains in simple terms the essentials of linguistic...

Input, Interaction, and the Second Language Learner

Input, Interaction, and the Second Language Learner

2nd Edition

By Susan M. Gass
October 04, 2017

Twenty years after its first publication, Susan M. Gass’s Input, Interaction, and the Second Language Learner has become a classical text in the field of second language acquisition (SLA). This new printing includes the original text, along with a new preface that comprises individual consultations...

Crossing Language and Ethnicity among Adolescents

Crossing: Language and Ethnicity among Adolescents

3rd Edition

By Ben Rampton
October 09, 2017

Focusing on urban youth culture and language crossing, this foundational volume by Ben Rampton has played a pivotal role in the shaping of language and ethnic identity as a domain of study. It focuses on language crossing - the use of Panjabi by adolescents of African-Caribbean and Anglo descent, ...

The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

1st Edition

By Alastair Pennycook
March 13, 2017

A much-cited and highly influential text by Alastair Pennycook, one of the world authorities in sociolinguistics, The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language explores the globalization of English by examining its colonial origins, its connections to linguistics and applied ...

Women, Men and Language A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language

Women, Men and Language: A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language

3rd Edition

By Jennifer Coates
December 14, 2015

Women, Men and Language has long been established as a seminal text in the field of language and gender, providing an account of the many ways in which language and gender intersect. In this pioneering book, bestselling author Jennifer Coates explores linguistic gender differences, introducing the ...

Language and Creativity The Art of Common Talk

Language and Creativity: The Art of Common Talk

1st Edition

By Ronald Carter
September 29, 2015

Language and Creativity has become established as a pivotal text for courses in English Language, Linguistics and Literacy. Creativity in language has conventionally been regarded as the preserve of institutionalised discourses such as literature and advertising, and individual gifted minds. In ...

Power and Politeness in the Workplace A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work

Power and Politeness in the Workplace: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work

2nd Edition

By Janet Holmes, Maria Stubbe
February 05, 2015

Power and Politeness in the Workplace has become established as a seminal text for courses in language and professional communication. Co-authored by bestselling author Janet Holmes, this text provides insights into the way we all talk at work, including a wealth of material illustrating the way ...

Verbal Hygiene

Verbal Hygiene

1st Edition

By Deborah Cameron
February 24, 2012

In Verbal Hygiene, Deborah Cameron takes a serious look at popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use. Instead of dismissing the practice of ‘verbal hygiene’, as a misguided and pernicious exercise, she argues that popular discourse ...

Vocabulary Applied Linguistic Perspectives

Vocabulary: Applied Linguistic Perspectives

1st Edition

By Ronald Carter
February 28, 2012

How do we teach and learn vocabulary? How do words work in literary texts? In this book, Ronald Carter provides the necessary basis for the further study of modern English vocabulary with particular reference to linguistic descriptive frameworks and educational contexts. Vocabulary: Applied ...

Authority in Language Investigating Standard English

Authority in Language: Investigating Standard English

1st Edition

By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy
February 24, 2012

Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language. James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a ...

Local Literacies Reading and Writing in One Community

Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community

1st Edition

By David Barton, Mary Hamilton
February 24, 2012

Local Literacies is a unique detailed study of the role of reading and writing in people’s everyday lives. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Lancaster, England, the authors analyse how they use literacy in their day-to-day lives. It follows four people in detail...

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