Language Learning: Collections

2017 Language Learning Collection

Thank you for your interest in Routledge Language Learning! We recently added to our already vast list with titles that cover a wide range of subject areas: from General Language Reference to the Languages of Africa. Some of these titles are also available to qualified instructors as inspection copies. Please request your complimentary inspection copy on the title of interest's webpage or by contacting our Marketing department.

General Language Reference

  • The World's Major Languages

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Bernard Comrie, Bernard Comrie

    The World's Major Languages features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. This revised edition includes updated bibliographies for each chapter and up-to-date census figures. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19
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  • Origin of Kibosh

    Routledge Studies in Etymology, 1st Edition

    By Gerald Cohen, Stephen Goranson, Matthew Little

    This is an etymological study of the origins of the word kibosh, which has long been one of the great mysteries of the English language. Unconvincing derivations have been suggested from Yiddish to Gaelic and Italian, and thus far consensus among lexicographers has leaned toward referencing the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09
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  • Language Isolates

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lyle Campbell

    Language Isolates explores this fascinating group of languages that surprisingly comprise a third of the world’s languages. Individual chapters written by experts on these languages examine the world's major language isolates by geographic regions, with up-to-date descriptions of many, including…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25
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    Routledge Language Family Series

  • The Mayan Languages

    1st Edition

    Edited by Judith Aissen, Nora C. England, Roberto Zavala Maldonado

    The Mayan Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the language family associated with the Classic Mayan civilization (AD 200–900), a family whose individual languages are still spoken today by at least six million indigenous Maya in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. This unique…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18
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    Routledge Language Family Series

  • Shorter Slang Dictionary

    1st Edition

    By Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

    Edited by Rosalind Fergusson

    From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear and concise…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
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  • Anglophone Students Abroad

    Identity, Social Relationships, and Language Learning, 1st Edition

    By Rosamond Mitchell, Nicole Tracy-Ventura, Kevin McManus

    Anglophone students abroad: Identity, social relationships and language learning presents the findings of a major study of British students of French and Spanish undertaking residence abroad. The new dataset presented here provides both quantitative and qualitative information on language learning,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-30
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  • A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

    2nd Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27
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  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16
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  • A Dictionary of Cliches

    1st Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31
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  • The Indo-European Languages

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Mate Kapović

    The Indo-European Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the individual languages and language subgroups within this language family. With over four hundred languages and dialects and almost three billion native speakers, the Indo-European language family is the largest of the recognized…

    Hardback – 2017-01-09
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    Routledge Language Family Series