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  • Modern Chinese Lexicology

    1st Edition

    By Ge Benyi

    Centring on "words" which connect vocabulary and semantic morphemes, this book makes a systemic and in-depth analysis on the study of modern Chinese lexicology. Firstly, it clarifies the definitions and properties of vocabulary, words and semantic morphemes in Chinese. Then the structure forms of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27
    Chinese Linguistics

  • EIL Education for the Expanding Circle

    A Japanese Model, 1st Edition

    By Nobuyuki Hino

    The teaching of English in the Expanding Circle, traditionally called EFL countries, has long been regarded as having no choice but to follow Inner Circle or Anglo-American norms, both in pedagogy and language models. This situation is in sharp contrast with that of the Outer Circle, or ESL…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • The Role of Corpus Linguistics in the Ethnography of a Closed Community

    Survival Communication, 1st Edition

    By Kieran Harrington

    The Role of Corpus Linguistics in the Ethnography of a Closed Community analyses the interactions of immigrants within an Irish reception centre for asylum seekers to highlight the instinctive resourcefulness of people who are faced with the challenge of communicating when there is no common…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss, Gerald Roche

    The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization is the first comprehensive overview of the language revitalization movement, from the Arctic to the Amazon and across continents. Featuring 47 contributions from a global range of top scholars in the field, the handbook is divided into two parts,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-12
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

  • In Other Words

    A Coursebook on Translation, 3rd Edition

    By Mona Baker

    In Other Words has been the definitive coursebook for students studying translation for nearly three decades. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, it offers a practical guide based on extensive research in areas as varied as lexis, grammar, pragmatics, semiotics and ethics. It thus provides…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09

  • Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Akila Sellami-Baklouti, Lise Fontaine

    This innovative collection brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars highlighting the "appliability" of Systemic Functional Linguistics and the ways in which theoretical and analytical conclusions drawn from its applications can inform and advance the study of language.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-09
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sue-Ann Harding, OVIDI CARBONELL CORTES

    The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Culture collects into a single volume thirty-two state-of-the-art chapters written by international specialists, overviewing the ways in which translation studies has both informed, and been informed by, interdisciplinary approaches to culture. The book's&…

    Hardback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge Handbooks in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Teacher Development Over Time

    Practical Activities for Language Teachers, 1st Edition

    By Tessa Woodward, Kathleen Graves, Donald Freeman

    Teacher Development Over Time: Practical Activities for Language Teachers addresses teacher learning over the span of the careers of both novice and experienced teachers in English Language Teaching (ELT). It is designed to a) help novice ELT teachers to see the ways in which their learning may…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Research and Resources in Language Teaching

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angela Creese, Adrian Blackledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity provides an accessible and authoritative overview of this growing area, the linguistic analysis of interaction in superdiverse cities. Developed as a descriptive term to account for the increasingly stratified processes and effects of migration…

    Hardback – 2018-03-06
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

  • Translating as a Purposeful Activity

    Functionalist Approaches Explained, 2nd Edition

    By Christiane Nord

    This bestselling text is a comprehensive overview of functionalist approaches to translation in English. Christiane Nord, one of the leading figures in translation studies, explains the complexities of theories and terms in simple language with numerous examples. Covering how the theories developed…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06
    Translation Theories Explored

  • Language Textbooks in the era of Neoliberalism

    1st Edition

    By Pau Bori

    This book examines how neoliberalism finds expression in foreign language textbooks. Moving beyond the usual focus on English, Pau Bori explores the impact of neoliberal ideology on Catalan textbooks. By comparing Catalan textbooks to English textbooks, this book interrogates the similarities and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Language, Society and Political Economy

  • 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

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Feeling It

    Language, Race, and Affect in Latinx Youth Learning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Bucholtz, Dolores Inés Casillas, Jin Sook Lee

    Feeling It brings together twelve chapters from researchers in Chicanx studies, education, feminist studies, linguistics, and translation studies to offer a cohesive yet broad-ranging exploration of the issue of affect in the language and learning experiences of Latinx youth. Drawing on data from…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20

  • Is English Changing?

    1st Edition

    By Steve Kleinedler

    Is English changing? To what degree is it changing? Is this change good or bad? In answering these questions, Is English Changing? provides a lively and concise introduction to language change, refuting commonly held misconceptions about language evolution as we understand it. Showing that English,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16
    Routledge Guides to Linguistics

  • The Diachrony of Verb Meaning

    Aspect and Argument Structure, 1st Edition

    By Elly van Gelderen

    This innovative volume offers a comprehensive account of the study of language change in verb meaning in the history of the English language. Integrating both the author’s previous body of work and new research, the book explores the complex dynamic between linguistic structures, morphosyntactic…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09
    Routledge Studies in Historical Linguistics

  • Southern Min

    Comparative Phonology and Subgrouping, 1st Edition

    By Bit-Chee Kwok

    Southern Mǐn refers to a group of Chinese dialects spoken mainly in Southeast China and Taiwan. This group occupies a special position in the study of Chinese dialects, not only because of its large population of speakers (around 48 million) but also because of its preservation of various archaic…

    Hardback – 2018-02-08
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Language and Classification

    Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics, 1st Edition

    By Allison Burkette

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Corpus Approaches to Discourse

    A Critical Review, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charlotte Taylor, Anna Marchi

    Corpus linguistics has now come of age and Corpus Approaches to Discourse equips students with the means to question, defend and refine the methodology. Looking at corpus linguistics in discourse research from a critical perspective, this volume is a call for greater reflexivity in the field. The…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07

  • Designing and Implementing Multimodal Curricula and Programs

    1st Edition

    Edited by J. C. Lee, Santosh Khadka

    This volume presents a comprehensive overview of multimodal approaches to curriculum and programmatic implementation across a diverse range of teaching environments and across geographic and cultural boundaries. Featuring contributions from scholars within and across both disciplines, the book…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Aspects of Grammatical Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Alain Rouveret

    This volume collects eleven papers written between 1991 and 2016, some of them unpublished, which explore various aspects of the architecture of grammar in a minimalist perspective. The phenomena that are brought to bear on the architectural issue come from a range of languages, among them French,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • The Language of Pop Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Valentin Werner

    This collection brings together contributions from both leading and emerging scholars in one comprehensive volume to showcase the richness of linguistic approaches to the study of pop culture and their potential to inform linguistic theory building and analytical frameworks. The book features…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Quotation and Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

    1st Edition

    By Xiaofei Wang

    In the past decades, quotation theories have developed roughly along three lines—quotation types, meaning effects, and theoretical orientations toward the semantics/pragmatics distinction. Currently, whether the quoted expression is truth-conditionally relevant to the quotational sentence, and if…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09
    Frontiers in Applied Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by S.J. Hannahs, Anna Bosch

    The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory provides a comprehensive overview of the major contemporary approaches to phonology. Phonology is frequently defined as the systematic organisation of the sounds of human language. For some, this includes aspects of both the surface phonetics together…

    Hardback – 2017-12-27
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Linguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kirsten Malmkjaer

    The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Linguistics explores the interrelationships between translation studies and linguistics in six sections of state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading specialists from around the world. The first part begins by addressing the relationships…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge Handbooks in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Language, Society, and New Media

    Sociolinguistics Today, 2nd Edition

    By Marcel Danesi

    This book uses an interdisciplinary approach, integrating frameworks from sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology and emerging strands of research on language and new media, to demonstrate the relationship between language, society, thought, and culture to students with little to no background…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18

  • Language Contact and the Future of English

    1st Edition

    By Ian Mackenzie

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life

    A Corpus-Based Study, 1st Edition

    By Elena Semino, Zsófia Demjén, Andrew Hardie, Sheila Payne, Paul Rayson

    This book presents the methodology, findings and implications of a large-scale corpus-based study of the metaphors used to talk about cancer and the end of life (including care at the end of life) in the UK. It focuses on metaphor as a central linguistic and cognitive tool that is frequently used…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • The Translator's Invisibility

    A History of Translation, 1st Edition

    By Lawrence Venuti

    Since publication over twenty years ago, The Translator’s Invisibility has provoked debate and controversy within the field of translation and become a classic text. Providing a fascinating account of the history of translation from the seventeenth century to the present day, Venuti shows how…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge Translation Classics

  • Biolinguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Maria Di Sciullo

    Biolinguistics, the study of the relation between humans’ biology and the properties of the Language Faculty, is an emergent and lively field, and is central to linguistics. It gives rise to lively debates on the origin of language, and the specificity of human language in the animal kingdom as…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07
    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

  • Language Practices of Migrant Youth

    From School to Home, 1st Edition

    By Louisa Willoughby

    This ground breaking research explores language maintenance and shift focusing on a school community. Following students’ language practice inside and outside of school, the author offers a full picture of students’ multilingual practices and their role in shaping identity. Using case studies of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07

  • Elite Discourse

    The rhetorics of status, privilege and power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Crispin Thurlow, Adam Jaworski

    Elite Discourse examines how language and communication – or just discourse – define, mediate and legitimize class privilege. It does so from the perspective of those people and places who often stand to gain most from inequality. Collectively, chapters consider language and communication that is…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05

  • Study Abroad and interculturality

    Perspectives and discourses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Borghetti, Ana Beaven

    Study abroad (SA) as a domain of inquiry in the field of Applied Linguistics has been approached from a variety of different perspectives. Although originally focused on measuring the impact of residence abroad on students’ language development, in the last decade the so-called ‘social’ turn in…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05

  • The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age

    Viral Humour, 1st Edition

    By Delia Chiaro

    In this accessible book, Delia Chiaro provides a fresh overview of the language of jokes in a globalized and digitalized world. The book shows how, while on the one hand the lingua-cultural nuts and bolts of jokes have remained unchanged over time, on the other, the time-space compression brought…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01

  • The State of Asian Communication Research and Directions for the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ran Wei

    The 21st century has been called ‘the Asian Century’ by Eastern and Western academics, largely due to the economic and cultural rise of China and India. This volume explores both what this means for communication research, and the implications of Asia’s rising global power for communication…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29

  • Data Collection in Sociolinguistics

    Methods and Applications, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs, Gerard Van Herk

    The second edition of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications continues to provide up-to-date, succinct, relevant, and informative discussion about methods of data collection in sociolinguistic research. Written by a range of top sociolinguists, both veteran and emerging…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27

  • Introducing English Syntax

    A Basic Guide for Students of English, 1st Edition

    By Peter Fenn, Götz Schwab

    Introducing English Syntax provides a basic introduction to syntax for students studying English as a foreign language at university. Examining English phrase and sentence structure from a descriptive point of view, this book develops the reader’s understanding of the characteristic features of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27

  • An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

    3rd Edition

    By Keith Johnson

    An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching provides an engaging, student-friendly guide to the field of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students with no background in the area and taking a task-based approach, this book: introduces the theoretical and practical…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23
    Learning about Language

  • Health Translation and Media Communication

    A Corpus Study of the Media Communication of Translated Health Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Meng Ji

    Cross-sectoral interaction and cooperation in the communication of nutritional health risks represents a strategic research area among national governments and international health authorities. The key research question this book addresses is whether and how different industrial sectors interact…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge Studies in Empirical Translation and Multilingual Communication

  • The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael F. Schober, David N. Rapp, M. Anne Britt

    The second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field of discourse processes, highlighting the subject’s interdisciplinary foundations and bringing together established and emergent scholars to provide a dynamic roadmap of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Okim Kang, Ron I. Thomson, John M Murphy

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation provides a comprehensive survey of this field covering both theoretical and practical perspectives on pronunciation. In 35 chapters contributed by leading scholars from around the world, this Handbook examines: linguistic and historical…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies

  • Queer, Latinx, and Bilingual

    Narrative Resources in the Negotiation of Identities, 1st Edition

    By Holly Cashman

    Shortlisted for the 2018 BAAL Book Prize This book is a sociolinguistic ethnography of LGBT Mexicans/Latinxs in Phoenix, Arizona, a major metropolitan area in the U.S. Southwest. The main focus of the book is to examine participants’ conceptions of their ethnic and sexual identities and how…

    Hardback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

  • Advances in the Investigation of L3 Phonological Acquisition

    1st Edition

    Edited by Magdalena Wrembel, Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro

    This book aims to bridge the gap in investigations into the acquisition of phonology from a multilingual perspective. In order to fully understand this process, the editors present state of the art research into third language (L3) phonology as well as future considerations for this field. The…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14

  • Language Policy and Planning in Universities

    Teaching, research and administration, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony J. Liddicoat

    In a world where higher education is increasingly internationalised, questions of language use and multilingualism are central to the ways in which universities function in teaching, research and administration. Contemporary universities find themselves in complex linguistic environments that may…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07

  • Translation and Emotion

    A Psychological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Séverine Hubscher-Davidson

    This volume tackles one of the most promising and interdisciplinary developments in modern Translation Studies: the psychology of translation. It applies the scientific study of emotion to the study of translation and translators in order to shed light on how emotions can impact decision-making and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes

    1st Edition

    By Lindy Woodrow

    Introducing Course Design in English for Specific Purposes is an accessible and practical introduction to the theory and practice of developing ESP courses across a range of disciplines. The book covers the development of courses from needs analysis to assessment and evaluation, and also comes with…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01
    Routledge Introductions to English for Specific Purposes

  • World Englishes

    Rethinking Paradigms, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ee Ling Low, Anne Pakir

    In this book, leading scholars in the field of World Englishes (WE) offer fresh perspectives in re-thinking issues on the use of English as a global language in an interconnected world. Established as a legitimate field of study, WE offers a conceptual framework which has influenced scholarship in…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Garrett, Josep M. Cots

    The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness is a comprehensive and informative overview of the broad field of language awareness. It contains a collection of state-of-the-art reviews of both established themes and new directions, authored and edited by experts in the field. The handbook is divided…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Critical Sociolinguistic Research Methods

    Studying Language Issues That Matter, 1st Edition

    By Monica Heller, Sari Pietikäinen, Joan Pujolar

    Critical Sociolinguistic Research Methods is a guide to conducting concrete ethnographic and discourse analytic research projects, written by top scholars for students and researchers in social science fields. Adopting a critical perspective focusing on the role of language in the construction of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30

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