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.
Social and Regional Variation in World Englishes Local and Global Perspectives
Implicit and Explicit Language Attitudes Mapping Linguistic Prejudice and Attitude Change in England
The Sociolinguistics of Global Asias
By Anikó Hatoss
October 21, 2022
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 ...
By Paula Rautionaho, Hanna Parviainen, Mark Kaunisto, Arja Nurmi
September 30, 2022
This collection charts the evolution of grammatical variation in Englishes from the 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...
By Robert M. McKenzie, Andrew McNeill
July 29, 2022
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 ...
By Nirukshi Perera
July 06, 2022
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 ...
By Jerry Won Lee
June 10, 2022
The volume explores the social, cultural, and historical forms of “language” that have come to be associated with “Asia” as a global phenomenon and their implications for better understanding the contemporary linguistic and political landscape in Asias. The book examines the flows of migration, ...
By Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi
May 18, 2022
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...
By Tyler Barrett
May 06, 2022
Drawing on sociolinguistic approaches, this book presents unique insights into a Japanese ethnic church community in Canada and the ways in which churches mediate issues of linguistic, cultural, and religious hybridity in addressing the needs of their diverse populations. The book integrates ...
By Henning Klöter, Mårten Söderblom Saarela
May 06, 2022
Language Diversity in the Sinophone World offers interdisciplinary insights into social, cultural, and linguistic aspects of multilingualism in the Sinophone world, highlighting language diversity and opening up the burgeoning field of Sinophone studies to new perspectives from ...
By Karen V. Beaman, Gregory R. Guy
May 05, 2022
This innovative collection brings together a range of perspectives on the notions of "orderly heterogeneity" and "social meaning", shedding light on how structured variation and indexicalities of social meaning "cohere" within linguistic communities. This book fills a gap in research on language ...
By Karen V. Beaman, Isabelle Buchstaller, Susan Fox, James A. Walker
April 29, 2022
This groundbreaking collection showcases Jenny Cheshire’s influential work in bringing greater attention to quantitative analysis of socio-grammatical variation and builds upon her contributions with new lines of inquiry pushing sociolinguistic research forward. Featuring contributions from leading...
By Wesley C. Robertson
April 29, 2022
Imagine this book was written in Comic Sans. Would this choice impact your image of me as an author, despite causing no literal change to the content within? Generally, discussions of how language variants influence interpretation of language acts/users have focused on variation in speech. But it ...
By Glyn Williams
April 29, 2022
This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the historical developments underpinning our present understandings of the relationship between language and the social by integrating the study of language with key strands of sociological theory.// The book posits that theory conditions how objects...