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Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics


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This series is our home for innovative research in the field of sociolinguistics. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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Language Attitudes and the Pursuit of Social Justice Identity, Prejudice, and Education

Language Attitudes and the Pursuit of Social Justice: Identity, Prejudice, and Education

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Edited By Mara R. Barbosa, Talia Bugel
November 28, 2024

Language Attitudes and the Pursuit of Social Justice explores the relationship between language attitudes and forms of inequality and oppression, fostering greater awareness of how linguistic choices become political ones and encourages the search for practices that promote social justice. The ...

Social Identity and Discourses in Chinese Digital Communication

Social Identity and Discourses in Chinese Digital Communication

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Edited By Hongqiang Zhu, Debing Feng, Xinren Chen
November 11, 2024

Examining how diverse social identities are constructed in digital communication in China, this edited collection provides a multi-dimensional exploration of the diverse, discursive forms and practices used to construct and present the “self” online. Contributing authors provide analyses of China’s...

Advocating for Sociolinguistic Justice in the United States Empowering Spanish-speaking Communities

Advocating for Sociolinguistic Justice in the United States: Empowering Spanish-speaking Communities

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Edited By Michelle F. Ramos Pellicia, Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza, Mercedes Niño-Murcia
October 01, 2024

This collection focuses on social awareness and critical language awareness with the goal of enlightening and empowering multilingual and multicultural communities across the U.S. Each chapter brings to light the trauma, gaps in services and misguided societal perceptions that adversely impact ...

Automation in Communication The Ideological Implications of Language Machines

Automation in Communication: The Ideological Implications of Language Machines

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By Lionel Wee
September 19, 2024

By drawing on multiple examples from healthcare, religion, service encounters and poetry, Lionel Wee presents rich insights into the use of automation in communication through a posthumanist lens.  As communication becomes increasingly automated, the use of automation creates significant conceptual...

Social and Regional Variation in World Englishes Local and Global Perspectives

Social and Regional Variation in World Englishes: Local and Global Perspectives

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Edited By Paula Rautionaho, Hanna Parviainen, Mark Kaunisto, Arja Nurmi
August 26, 2024

This collection charts the evolution of grammatical variation in Englishes from Late Middle English to the present, using corpus linguistic tools to address divergence and convergence in local and global perspectives. The book considers both diachronic and synchronic perspectives in grammatical ...

Multilingualism in Southern Africa Issues and Perspectives

Multilingualism in Southern Africa: Issues and Perspectives

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Edited By Wellman Kondowe, Chimwemwe M.M. Kamanga, Precious Madula
July 31, 2024

This collection showcases perspectives from established and emerging scholars on the contemporary landscape of multilingualism in Southern Africa. The book explores the broader impact of colonialism and neocolonialism on language policies and practices, drawing on case studies from such countries ...

Evaluative Language in Sports Crowds, Coaches and Commentators

Evaluative Language in Sports: Crowds, Coaches and Commentators

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By John Walsh, David Caldwell, Jon Jureidini
May 29, 2024

Walsh, Caldwell and Jureidini offer an expansive linguistic perspective on the evaluative language prevalent in the world of professional sports. This book presents a close linguistic analysis of evaluative language in sport. Drawing on appraisal theory and data from three distinct sporting ...

Everyday Multilingualism Linguistic Landscapes as Practice and Pedagogy

Everyday Multilingualism: Linguistic Landscapes as Practice and Pedagogy

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By Anikó Hatoss
May 27, 2024

Hatoss explores multilingualism in diverse suburbs of Sydney through the oral and written narratives of student ethnographers. Her research is based on visual ethnography, interviews with local residents, and classroom discussions of the fieldwork. The findings of this book contribute to the ...

Implicit and Explicit Language Attitudes Mapping Linguistic Prejudice and Attitude Change in England

Implicit and Explicit Language Attitudes: Mapping Linguistic Prejudice and Attitude Change in England

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By Robert M. McKenzie, Andrew McNeill
May 27, 2024

This timely volume constitutes the first book-length account of implicit as well as explicit language attitudes. It details the findings of a large-scale study, incorporating cutting-edge implicit and self-report instruments adapted from social psychology, investigating the evaluations of over 300 ...

Space-Time (Dis)continuities in the Linguistic Landscape Studies in the Symbolic (Re-)appropriation of Public Space

Space-Time (Dis)continuities in the Linguistic Landscape: Studies in the Symbolic (Re-)appropriation of Public Space

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Edited By Isabelle Buchstaller, Małgorzata Fabiszak, Melody Ann Ross
March 27, 2024

This collection spotlights the diachronic dimensions of the linguistic landscape, the importance of exploring temporal dissonances in historical events in order to better understand semiotic, political, and social transformations across different communities over the last century. The volume seeks ...

Linguistic Landscapes in South-East Asia The Politics of Language and Public Signage

Linguistic Landscapes in South-East Asia: The Politics of Language and Public Signage

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Edited By Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi
January 29, 2024

Anchored within current issues and debates in the field of Linguistic Landscape (LL) scholarship, this edited volume is concerned with politics of language and the semiotic construction of space in multilingual and multi-ethnic Asian countries. Spanning Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the...

Negotiating Linguistic and Religious Diversity A Tamil Hindu Temple in Australia

Negotiating Linguistic and Religious Diversity: A Tamil Hindu Temple in Australia

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By Nirukshi Perera
January 29, 2024

Diversity is a buzzword of our times and yet the extent of religious diversity in Western societies is generally misconceived. This ground-breaking research draws attention to the journey of one migrant religious institution in an era of religious superdiversity. Based on a sociolinguistic ...

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