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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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Ageing Identities and Women’s Everyday Talk in a Hair Salon

Ageing Identities and Women’s Everyday Talk in a Hair Salon

1st Edition

By Rachel Heinrichsmeier
January 16, 2020

The ageing of the world’s populations, particularly in Western developed countries, is a well-documented phenomenon; and despite many positive images of later life, in the media and public discourse later life is frequently depicted as a time of inevitable physical and cognitive decline. Against ...

Crosslinguistic Influence in Singapore English Linguistic and Social Aspects

Crosslinguistic Influence in Singapore English: Linguistic and Social Aspects

1st Edition

By Ming Chew Teo
January 07, 2020

In a social setting where speakers with several languages interact extensively, a major source of variation in Colloquial Singapore English comes from the complex interaction between crosslinguistic influences and various social and linguistic factors. By unifying both social and linguistic aspects...

Re-positioning Accent Attitude in the Global Englishes Paradigm A Critical Phenomenological Case Study in the Chinese Context

Re-positioning Accent Attitude in the Global Englishes Paradigm: A Critical Phenomenological Case Study in the Chinese Context

1st Edition

By Fan (Gabriel) Fang
December 11, 2019

This book revisits the issue of China English as a developing variety of English and scrutinises students’ and teachers’ attitudes towards their own and other English accents from the critical phenomenological perspective of Global Englishes (GE) in the Chinese context. The research contributes to ...

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination Threatening Languages

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination: Threatening Languages

1st Edition

By Kara Fleming, Umberto Ansaldo
December 05, 2019

Is linguistic revival beneficiary to the plight of newly emerging, peripheral or even ‘threatened’ cultures? Or is it a smokescreen that hides the vestiges of ethnocentric ideologies, which ultimately create a hegemonic relationship? This book takes a critical look at revival exercises of ...

Discourses of Identity in Liminal Places and Spaces

Discourses of Identity in Liminal Places and Spaces

1st Edition

Edited By Roberta Piazza
January 11, 2019

This collection highlights the interplay between language and liminal places and spaces in building distinct narratives of selfhood. The book uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine linguistic and social phenomena in places shaped by displacement and social inequality. The book also ...

Racialization and Language Interdisciplinary Perspectives From Perú

Racialization and Language: Interdisciplinary Perspectives From Perú

1st Edition

Edited By Michele Back, Virginia Zavala
August 08, 2018

Drawing on frameworks from applied linguistics and critical discourse analysis, this volume employs a linguistics approach to understanding race and racism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Peru. Building on recent debates in Peru on cultural and biological definitions of race, the book ...

The Discourse of Sport Analyses from Social Linguistics

The Discourse of Sport: Analyses from Social Linguistics

1st Edition

Edited By David Caldwell, John Walsh, Elaine W. Vine, Jon Jureidini
August 23, 2018

This collection brings together innovative research from socially-oriented applied linguists working in sports. Drawing on contemporary approaches to applied linguistics, this book provides readers with in-depth analyses of examples of language-in-use in the context of sport, and ...

Language, Media and Globalization in the Periphery The Linguascapes of Popular Music in Mongolia

Language, Media and Globalization in the Periphery: The Linguascapes of Popular Music in Mongolia

1st Edition

By Sender Dovchin
May 02, 2018

The title seeks to show how people are embedded culturally, socially and linguistically in a certain peripheral geographical location, yet are also able to roam widely in their use and takeup of a variety of linguistic and cultural resources. Drawing on data examples obtained from ethnographic ...

Emerging Hispanicized English in the Nuevo New South Language Variation in a Triethnic Community

Emerging Hispanicized English in the Nuevo New South: Language Variation in a Triethnic Community

1st Edition

By Erin Callahan
April 11, 2018

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary language shift and identity in a language community in the mid-Atlantic South to offer a unique window into ethnic dialect formation and sociolinguistic processes underpinning dialect acquisition. Drawing on data collected from over 100 ...

Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women’s Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One

Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan: The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women’s Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One

1st Edition

Edited By Claire Maree, Kaori Okano
February 20, 2018

This book is the first in a unique series drawn from an interdisciplinary, longitudinal project entitled ‘Thirty Years of Talk.’ For 30 years, Okano recorded ethnographic interviews and collected data on the language of working class women in Kobe, Japan. This long-range study sketches the ...

Gender Representation in Learning Materials International Perspectives

Gender Representation in Learning Materials: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Abolaji S. Mustapha, Sara Mills
February 12, 2018

Representations of gender in learning materials convey an implicit message to students about attitudes towards culturally appropriate gender roles for women and men. This collection takes a linguistic approach to exploring theories about gender representation within the sphere of education and ...

Language and Classification Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics

Language and Classification: Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics

1st Edition

By Allison Burkette
February 07, 2018

This volume adopts a practice-based approach to examine the different ways in which classification is communicated and negotiated in different environments within archaeology. The book looks specifically at the archaeological classification of ceramics as a lens through which to examine the ...

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