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Routledge Studies in Language and Identity

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Language and Identity (RSLI) series aims to examine the intricate relation between language and identity from different perspectives. The series straddles fields such as sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, historical linguistics and linguistic anthropology. It aims to study identity and language by utilizing novel methods of analysis as well as ground breaking theoretical approaches.

The books in this series proceed from the standpoint that language constitutes the weft and warp of social processes and practices, and that it cannot be studied in isolation from social phenomena. They shed light on the role of language in identity construction, in relation to a broad variety of themes and issues, including language variation and change, code-switching, bilingualism, translanguaging, language in the diaspora, minority languages, pidgins and creoles, language and globalization, language and the media, language in political discourse, language and gender, language and education, language policies and ideologies, and language and literature.

The series focuses on the contemporary world, but historical issues that pertain to identity construction are also covered. Within this general framework, the series offers academic case studies that not only address scholars in the field of linguistics, but are also of interest to researchers in political science, anthropology, sociology, media and history.

Editorial Board

Rizwan Ahmad Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics, Qatar University

Amira Agameya Visiting Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Linguistics, the American University in Cairo 

Jannis Androutsopoulos Professor of German and Media Linguistics, University of Hamburg

Ana De Fina Professor, Italian Language & Linguistics, Georgetown University 

Ana Deumert Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

 John Edwards Senior Research Professor, St Francis Xavier University, Adjunct Professor (Graduate Studies), Dalhousie University

Ahmed Ech-Charfi Professor, Faculty of Education, Mohammed V University of Rabat

Mohssen Esseesy Associate Professor of Arabic Linguistics, George Washington University

Alexandra Georgakopoulou Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics, King’s College London

Barbara Johnstone Professor of English and Linguistics, Carnegie Mellon University

Amal Marogy Affiliated Researcher in Neo-Aramaic Studies, University of Cambridge

Tommaso Milani Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of the Witwatersrand

Catherine Miller Director of Research, CNRS

Heikki Palva Professor Emeritus, University of Helsinki

Gillian Ramchand Professor, Institute for Language and Culture, University of Tromsø

Cristina Sanz Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University

Kassim Shaaban Professor of English and Linguistics, American University in Beirut

Munther A Younes Senior Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

Keith Walters Professor of Applied Linguistics, Portland State University

Ruth Wodak Emerita Distinguished Professor, Lancaster University


8 Series Titles

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Languages, Identities and Intercultural Communication in South Africa and Beyond

Languages, Identities and Intercultural Communication in South Africa and Beyond

1st Edition


By Russell H Kaschula
August 24, 2021

African countries and South Africa in particular, being multilingual and multicultural societies, make for exciting sociolinguistic and applied language analysis in order to tease out the complex relationship between language and identity. This book applies sociolinguistic theory, as well as ...

Translation as a Set of Frames

Translation as a Set of Frames

1st Edition


Edited By Ali Almanna, Chonglong Gu
July 15, 2021

Envisioned as a much needed celebration of the massive strides made in translation and interpreting studies, this eclectic volume takes stock of the latest cutting-edge research that exemplifies how translation and interpreting might interact with such topics as power, ideological discourse, ...

Research Companion to Language and Country Branding

Research Companion to Language and Country Branding

1st Edition

Edited By Irene Theodoropoulou, Johanna Tovar
November 17, 2020

Research Companion to Language and Country Branding brings together entirely new interdisciplinary research conducted by scholars working on various sociolinguistic, semiotic, anthropological and discursive analytical aspects of country branding all over the world. Branding is a process of ...

Mixing and Unmixing Languages Romani Multilingualism in Kosovo

Mixing and Unmixing Languages: Romani Multilingualism in Kosovo

1st Edition

By Amelia Abercrombie
July 17, 2020

Mixing and Unmixing Languages uses the politics and practices of language to understand social hierarchies and social change in a post-conflict and post-socialist context. The book focuses on Roma in Prizren, Kosovo, where the author conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork, using language ...

Language, Identity, and Syrian Political Activism on Social Media

Language, Identity, and Syrian Political Activism on Social Media

1st Edition

By Francesco L. Sinatora
September 10, 2019

Language, Identity, and Syrian Political Activism on Social Media is an empirical contemporary Arabic sociolinguistic investigation informed by theories and notions developed in the fields of Arabic linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and linguistic anthropology. Building on the ...

Arabic Translation Across Discourses

Arabic Translation Across Discourses

1st Edition

Edited By Said Faiq
June 24, 2019

A rare contribution to global translation as a ‘cross-cultural-open-concept’, Arabic Translation Across Discourses provides explorations of Arabic translation as an instance of transcultural and translingual encounters (transculguaging). This book examines the application and interrogation of ...

Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects

Identity and Dialect Performance: A Study of Communities and Dialects

1st Edition

Edited By Reem Bassiouney
October 27, 2017

Identity and Dialect Performance discusses the relationship between identity and dialects. It starts from the assumption that the use of dialect is not just a product of social and demographic factors, but can also be an intentional performance of identity. Dialect performance is related to ...

Arabic in Israel Language, Identity and Conflict

Arabic in Israel: Language, Identity and Conflict

1st Edition

By Muhammad Amara
September 18, 2017

In Arabic in Israel, Muhammad Amara analyses the status of Arabic following the creation of the State of Israel and documents its impact on the individual and collective identity of Israel’s Palestinian Arab citizens. The interplay of language and identity in conflict situations is also examined. ...

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