E-books: Language & Literature

  • Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination: Threatening Languages book cover

    Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination

    Threatening Languages, 1st Edition

    By Kara Fleming, Umberto Ansaldo

    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 …

    eBook – 2019-12-13 
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Cultural Reflections of Medusa: The Shadow in the Glass book cover

    Cultural Reflections of Medusa

    The Shadow in the Glass, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Hedgecock

    This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs, and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth- century Symbolist painting, and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has…

    eBook – 2019-12-16 
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Translinguistics: Negotiating Innovation and Ordinariness book cover


    Negotiating Innovation and Ordinariness, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jerry Won Lee, Sender Dovchin

    Translinguistics represents a powerful alternative to conventional paradigms of language such as bilingualism and code-switching, which assume the compartmentalization of different 'languages' into fixed and arbitrary boundaries. Translinguistics more accurately reflects the fluid use of linguistic…

    eBook – 2019-12-17 

  • Comparative Law: Mixes, Movements, and Metaphors book cover

    Comparative Law

    Mixes, Movements, and Metaphors, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sean Patrick Donlan, Jane Mair

    This book discusses a number of important themes in comparative law: legal metaphors and methodology, the movements of legal ideas and institutions and the mixity they produce, and marriage, an area of law in which culture – or clashes of legal and public cultures – may be particularly evident. In…

    eBook – 2019-12-19 
    Juris Diversitas

  • Margaret's Monsters: Women, Identity, and the Life of St. Margaret in Medieval England book cover

    Margaret's Monsters

    Women, Identity, and the Life of St. Margaret in Medieval England, 1st Edition

    By Michael E. Heyes

    St. Margaret of Antioch was one of the most popular saints in medieval England and, throughout the Middle Ages, the various Lives of St. Margaret functioned as a blueprint for a virginal life and supernatural assistance to pregnant women during the dangerous process of labor. In her narrative,…

    eBook – 2019-12-19 
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Understanding Syntax book cover

    Understanding Syntax

    5th Edition

    By Maggie Tallerman

    Assuming no prior grammatical knowledge, Understanding Syntax explains and illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology involved in the study of cross-linguistic syntax. Taking a theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint throughout, this book: introduces syntactic typology,…

    eBook – 2019-12-19 
    Understanding Language

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture book cover

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sin-wai Chan

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over 5,000 years, comprised of 7,000 word pieces by more than 20 world-leading academics and experts. Addressing…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 

  • Transforming Literacy Education for Long-Term English Learners: Recognizing Brilliance in the Undervalued book cover

    Transforming Literacy Education for Long-Term English Learners

    Recognizing Brilliance in the Undervalued, 1st Edition

    By Maneka Deanna Brooks

    Grounded in research on bilingualism and adolescent literacy, this volume provides a much-needed insight into the day-to-day needs of students who are identified as long-term English language learners (LTELs). LTELs are adolescents who are primarily or solely educated in the U.S. and yet remain…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    NCTE-Routledge Research Series

  • Standardization as Sociolinguistic Change: A Transversal Study of Three Traditional Dialect Areas book cover

    Standardization as Sociolinguistic Change

    A Transversal Study of Three Traditional Dialect Areas, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marie Maegaard, Malene Monka, Kristine Køhler Mortensen, Andreas Candefors Stæhr

    This volume seeks to extend and expand our current understanding of the processes of language standardization, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine how linguistic variation plays out in various ways in everyday life in Denmark. The book compares linguistic variation…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge Studies in Language Change

  • Supernatural Encounters: Demons and the Restless Dead in Medieval England, c.1050–1450 book cover

    Supernatural Encounters

    Demons and the Restless Dead in Medieval England, c.1050–1450, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Gordon

    The belief in the reality of demons and the restless dead formed a central facet of the medieval worldview. Whether a pestilent-spreading corpse mobilised by the devil, a purgatorial spirit returning to earth to ask for suffrage, or a shape-shifting demon intent on crushing its victims as they…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Variedades de la lengua española book cover

    Variedades de la lengua española

    1st Edition

    By Francisco Moreno-Fernández

    Variedades de la lengua española ofrece un panorama general de la variación dialectal y sociolingüística en el espacio hispanohablante, presentado por uno de los más prestigiosos expertos en la materia. La lectura de este manual permitirá familiarizarse con los rasgos que distinguen las diferentes…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge Introductions to Spanish Language and Linguistics

  • A Conversation Analysis Approach to French L2 Learning: Introducing and Closing Topics in Everyday Interactions book cover

    A Conversation Analysis Approach to French L2 Learning

    Introducing and Closing Topics in Everyday Interactions, 1st Edition

    By Clelia König

    This book offers a critical examination of second language (L2) learning outside institutional contexts, with a focus on the way second language learners introduce, close, and manage conversational topics in everyday settings. König adopts a Conversation Analysis for Second Language Acquisition (…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge Advances in Second Language Studies

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