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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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White Hip Hoppers, Language and Identity in Post-Modern America

White Hip Hoppers, Language and Identity in Post-Modern America

1st Edition

By Cecelia Cutler
February 05, 2018

This book examines language and identity among White American middle and upper-middle class youth who affiliate with Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop youth engage in practices that range from the consumption of rap music and fashion to practices like MC-ing (writing and performing raps or "rhymes"), DJ-ing...

Language Contact and the Future of English

Language Contact and the Future of English

1st Edition

By Ian Mackenzie
December 15, 2017

This book reflects on the future of the English language as used by native speakers, speakers of nativized New Englishes, and users of English as a lingua franca (ELF). The volume begins by outlining the current position of English in the world and accounts for the differences among native and ...

Heritage Language Policies around the World

Heritage Language Policies around the World

1st Edition

Edited By Corinne A. Seals, Sheena Shah
October 16, 2017

Heritage language policies define the context in which heritage languages are maintained or abandoned by communities, and this volume describes and analyzes international policy strategies, as well as the implications for the actual heritage language speakers. This volume brings together heritage ...

Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research

Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research

1st Edition

By Tonya N. Stebbins, Kris Eira, Vicki L. Couzens
September 21, 2017

This book advocates for a new model of describing the practices of language revitalization, and decolonizing the research methods used to study them. The volume provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and methodological foundations of working with communities revitalizing their ...

Bilingual Pre-Teens Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany

Bilingual Pre-Teens: Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany

1st Edition

By Janet M. Fuller
May 31, 2017

This volume examines the connection between socio-economic class and bilingual practices, a previously under-researched area, through looking at differences in bilingual settings that are classified as "immigrant" or "elite" and are thus linked to socio-economic class categories. Fuller chooses for...

English Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context Developing and Contextually Framing the Transition Theory

English Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context: Developing and Contextually Framing the Transition Theory

1st Edition

By Michael Hadzantonis
May 24, 2017

This book investigates, from a sociocultural, linguistic, and pedagogical perspective, the conceptual and pragmatic frameworks that characterize secondary language learning in a Northeast Asian context. Hadzantonis contextualizes these salient domains through an engagement with social and cultural ...

Care Communication Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility

Care Communication: Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility

1st Edition

By Peter Backhaus
April 03, 2017

This book studies communication in institutional eldercare. It is based on audio-recorded interactions between residents and staff in a Japanese care facility. The focus is on the morning care routines, which include getting the residents out of bed and ready for the day. Combining quantitative and...

Social Media Discourse, (Dis)identifications and Diversities

Social Media Discourse, (Dis)identifications and Diversities

1st Edition

Edited By Sirpa Leppanen, Elina Westinen, Samu Kytola
December 08, 2016

This volume serves as an in-depth investigation of the diversity of means and practices that constitute (dis)identification and identity construction in social media. Given the increasing prevalence of social media in everyday life and the subsequent growing diversity in the types of participants ...

The Discourse of Powerlessness and Repression Life stories of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong

The Discourse of Powerlessness and Repression: Life stories of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong

1st Edition

By Hans J. Ladegaard
November 02, 2016

Drawing on a large corpus of narratives recorded at a church shelter for abused domestic helpers in Hong Kong, this monograph explores how the women discursively construct themselves in sharing sessions with other helpers. They see themselves as ‘helpers’ who have come to Hong Kong to help their ...

The Sociolinguistics of Voice in Globalising China

The Sociolinguistics of Voice in Globalising China

1st Edition

By Jie Dong
July 12, 2016

This book deploys and develops the notion of voice in an investigation of China’s rapidly reshuffling society. The book is structured around two aspects of the voicing process in contemporary China: (1) stratification of voice, which addresses the stabilizing condition of voice; and (2) ...

Markets of English Linguistic Capital and Language Policy in a Globalizing World

Markets of English: Linguistic Capital and Language Policy in a Globalizing World

1st Edition

By Joseph Sung-Yul Park, Lionel Wee
February 27, 2015

The global spread of English both reproduces and reinforces oppressive structures of inequality. But such structures can no longer be seen as imposed from an imperial center, as English is now actively adopted and appropriated in local contexts around the world. This book argues that such ...

Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders The Politics and Place of English as a World Language

Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders: The Politics and Place of English as a World Language

1st Edition

By Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
October 14, 2013

This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew ...

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