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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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Family Language Policy in the Polish Diaspora A Focus on Australia

Family Language Policy in the Polish Diaspora: A Focus on Australia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Piotr Romanowski
April 06, 2021

This book explores language practices, beliefs, and management across a group of Polish immigrant families in Australia, drawing on these case studies as a lens through which to unpack dynamics of Family Language Policy (FLP) and their implications for future research on FLP. The volume begins by ...

The Communicative Linguistic Landscape Production Formats and Designed Environments

The Communicative Linguistic Landscape: Production Formats and Designed Environments

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lionel Wee
March 02, 2021

How exactly do linguistic landscapes communicate and what theoretical significance might follow from such an inquiry? This book addresses these questions by taking as its starting point the insight that the individual or organization that is responsible for the production of a sign may not be ...

Language, Nations, and Multilingualism Questioning the Herderian Ideal

Language, Nations, and Multilingualism: Questioning the Herderian Ideal

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Ying-Ying Tan, Pritipuspa Mishra
December 31, 2020

Language, Nations, and Multilingualism explores the legacy of Herder’s ideas about the relationship between language and nationalism in the post-colonial world. Focusing on how anti-colonial and post-colonial nations reconcile their myriad multilingualisms with the Herderian model of one ...

The Politics of Translingualism After Englishes

The Politics of Translingualism: After Englishes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jerry Won Lee
December 18, 2020

Translingualism refers to an orientation in scholarship that recognizes the fluidity of language boundaries and endorses a greater tolerance for the plurality of Englishes worldwide. However, it is possible that translingualism exacerbates the very problems it seeks to redress. This book seeks to ...

Language Diversity in the Sinophone World Historical Trajectories, Language Planning, and Multilingual Practices

Language Diversity in the Sinophone World: Historical Trajectories, Language Planning, and Multilingual Practices

1st Edition

Edited By Henning Klöter, Mårten Söderblom Saarela
October 07, 2020

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 ...

Advancing Socio-grammatical Variation and Change In Honour of Jenny Cheshire

Advancing Socio-grammatical Variation and Change: In Honour of Jenny Cheshire

1st Edition

Edited By Karen V. Beaman, Isabelle Buchstaller, Susan Fox, James A. Walker
August 27, 2020

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...

Scripting Japan Orthography, Variation, and the Creation of Meaning in Written Japanese

Scripting Japan: Orthography, Variation, and the Creation of Meaning in Written Japanese

1st Edition

By Wesley C. Robertson
July 14, 2020

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 ...

A Sociolinguistic View of A Japanese Ethnic Church Community

A Sociolinguistic View of A Japanese Ethnic Church Community

1st Edition

By Tyler Barrett
July 08, 2020

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 ...

Social Theory and Language The Construction of Meaning

Social Theory and Language: The Construction of Meaning

1st Edition

By Glyn Williams
July 01, 2020

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...

Linguistic Variation and Social Practices of Normative Masculinity Authority and Multifunctional Humour in a Dublin Sports Club

Linguistic Variation and Social Practices of Normative Masculinity: Authority and Multifunctional Humour in a Dublin Sports Club

1st Edition

By Fergus O'Dwyer
March 17, 2020

This book explores the ways in which linguistic variation and complex social practices interact toward the formation of male interactional identities in a sports club in Dublin, illustrating the affordances of studying sporting contexts in contributing to advancing sociolinguistic theory. Adopting ...

Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

1st Edition

By Subhan Zein
February 18, 2020

Indonesia has an extreme diversity of linguistic wealth, with 707 languages by one count, or 731 languages and more than 1,100 dialects in another estimate, spoken by more than 600 ethnicities spread across 17,504 islands in the archipelago. Smaller, locally used indigenous languages jostle ...

Linguistic Mitigation in English and Spanish How Speakers Attenuate Expressions

Linguistic Mitigation in English and Spanish: How Speakers Attenuate Expressions

1st Edition

By Nydia Flores
February 13, 2020

This volume offers a comprehensive examination of mitigation in speech in English and Spanish, exploring how it is defined and theorized and the various linguistic features employed to soften or downgrade the impact of a particular message across a range of settings. Building on the body of work ...

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