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Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of…
Paperback – 2015-01-15
Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of…
Paperback – 2015-01-14
The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This volume is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and…
Paperback – 2014-12-21
Second Language Acquisition Research Series
Language and Power is widely recognised both as a classic and an essential introductory textbook to the field of Critical Discourse Analysis. It focusses on how language functions in maintaining and changing power relations in modern society, the ways of analysing language which can reveal these…
Paperback – 2014-09-03
Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint is taken throughout. Starting with an overview of what syntax is, the book moves on to…
Paperback – 2014-08-25
Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries, and key readings – all…
Paperback – 2014-08-13
Routledge English Language Introductions
In this second edition of the best-selling Second Language Research, Alison Mackey and Sue Gass continue to guide students step-by-step through conducting the second language research process with a clear and comprehensive overview of the core issues in second language research. Supported by a…
Paperback – 2015-07-30
Literacy is a perennial ‘hot topic’ in Britain and other English-speaking countries. Concerns about falling standards and a ‘literacy crisis’ are frequently raised. In response, governments initiate new policies and teaching guidelines. This book addresses the current policies, practices and…
Paperback – 2015-07-29
Humor in the Classroom provides practical, research-based answers to questions that educational researchers and language teachers might have about the social and cognitive benefits that humor and language play afford in classroom discourse and additional language learning. The book considers the…
Paperback – 2015-07-28
Join Routledge as we celebrate Angela Downing, Professor Emeritus at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, our Author of the Month. The latest edition of her best-selling English Grammar is now available and comes complete with a companion website.
We spoke with the author about the evolution of her love for language, the inspiration behind writing English Grammar, and the differences between the latest and earlier editions of the book.
Get the free ebook The Essential James Gee: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis. It's brought to you by Routledge and features an original introduction and selections on critical discourse analysis, virtual worlds, and multimodality (to name just a few), all hand-picked by the author himself, James Paul Gee.
Routledge is proud to produce some of the most acclaimed, cutting-edge scholarship available in Linguistics, and we're pleased to highlight the following positive reviews from CHOICE. Click on the titles below to see what CHOICE and other independent reviewers had to say about these great books.
Jane Jackson's The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication is Essential!
"The essays coalesce in a tour de force that embraces the multi-layered interactions involving language choice defined by psychological, economical, political, religious, and ethical factors. The volume is capably indexed and extended by a wealth of recommended readings for each essay. It fills gaps between national demarcations and serves as a bridge for educators, policymakers, and others interested in and/or working in the field. Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, March 2014
The May Author of the Month is Caroline Tagg, whose Exploring Digital Communication came out earlier this year! Caroline Tagg is lecturer in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham. Her publications include The Politics of English: Conflict, Competition, Co-existence (edited with Ann Hewings, 2012) and The Discourse of Text Messaging (Continuum, 2012).
In a new interview, the author discussed her reasons for writing Exploring Digital Communication, the future of instruction surrounding digital communication in universities, and more.
This month, Routledge Linguistics celebrates Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji as our Authors of the Month. Co-authors of Metrolingualism: Language in the City, they both currently teach at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Alastair Pennycook also authored several other Routledge titles, including Language as a Local Practice (2010) and Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows (2006). Emi Otsuji co-edited Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan: From Internationalization to Globalization (2015) and is the Japanese editor for The Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multicultuarlism.
Find out more about the origin of 'metrolingualism,' how the book takes cultural differences into account when examining language use, and the story behind the choice to focus on metrolingualism in Sydney and Tokyo.