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2017 Linguistics, Language & Translation Titles for Review

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  • Intermediate Cantonese

    A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd Edition

    By Virginia Yip, Stephen Matthews

    Intermediate Cantonese is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each of the 25 units combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency. Features include: Many…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Routledge
    Grammar Workbooks

  • North Sámi

    An Essential Grammar

    By Lily Kahn, Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi

    North Sámi: An Essential Grammar is the most up-to-date work on North Sámi grammar to be published in English. The book provides: a clear and comprehensive overview of modern Sámi grammar including examples drawn from authentic texts of various genres. a systematic order of topics beginning…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Essential Grammars

  • The Interfaces of Chinese Syntax with Semantics and Pragmatics

    By Yicheng Wu

    The Interfaces of Chinese Syntax with Semantics and Pragmatics provides an in-depth exploration of a variety of interface phenomena in Chinese, a non-inflectional language, where to a large extent word order constrains its interpretation and defines its grammatical functions. Under the Dynamic…

    Hardback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Catalan

    An Essential Grammar

    By Nicolau Dols, Richard Mansell

    Catalan: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of Catalan. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear explanations and sets out the complexities of Catalan in short, readable sections clarified…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Essential Grammars

  • A Systemic Functional Grammar of French

    A Simple Introduction

    By David Banks

    A Systemic Functional Grammar of French provides an accessible introduction to systemic functional linguistics through French. This concise introduction to the systemic functional grammar (SFG) framework provides illustrations throughout that highlight how the framework can be used to analyse…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Language Family Series

  • French Creoles

    A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar

    By Anand Syea

    French Creoles: A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar is the first complete reference to present the morphology, grammar and syntax of a representative selection of French Creoles in one volume. The book is organised to promote a thorough understanding of the grammar of French Creoles and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

  • Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual

    teoría y práctica

    By Javier Muñoz-Basols, Nina Moreno, Inma Taboada, Manel Lacorte

    Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica has been specially designed for students of Spanish with little or no linguistic background, who need to understand the key concepts and constructs of Hispanic Linguistics. The book has been carefully crafted to introduce the reader…

    Paperback – 2016-12-27
    Routledge

  • Cognition-Based Studies on Chinese Grammar

    By Yulin Yuan

    Introducing the English translations of 8 selected research articles originally written in Chinese by Professor Yuan Yulin, Cognition-based Studies on Chinese Grammar is an essential reading for researchers in Chinese syntax. Yuan Yulin is one of the very first Chinese scholars who introduced…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    China Perspectives
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

    6th Edition

    By Martin Durrell

    Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, Hammer’s German Grammar provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes: concise descriptions of the main…

    Paperback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Reference Grammars

  • Letras hispánicas en la gran pantalla

    De la literatura al cine

    By Andrés Lema-Hincapié, Conxita Domènech

    Letras Hispánicas en la Gran Pantalla is an innovative textbook for advanced students of Hispanic studies, which merges the studies of canonical literary works and their film adaptions. Students are guided through key literary masterpieces spanning from the Renaissance to the present day…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge

  • The Sino-Tibetan Languages

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Randy J. LaPolla, Graham Thurgood

    There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Our records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them has multiplied in the last few decades. Now in its second edition and fully…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Language Family Series

  • History and Development of the Arabic Language

    By Muhammad al-Sharkawi

    History and Development of the Arabic Language is a general introduction for students to the history of the Arabic language. It is divided into two parts; the pre-Islamic language up to the emergence of the first well-known works of Classical Arabic. Secondly, the transition from the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish

    Theoretical, lexicographical and applied perspectives

    Edited by Sergi Torner Castells, Elisenda Bernal Gallen

    This edited collection presents the state of the art in research related to lexical combinations and their restrictions in Spanish from a variety of theoretical approaches, ranging from Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology to Distributed Morphology and Generative Lexicon Theory.   Section 1…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Language Policy

    A Systemic Functional Linguistic Approach

    By Bingjun Yang, Rui Wang

    In recent years, research has prospered in the study of language policy. However, there are still many problems behind this prosperity. For example, much of the research lacks theoretical intervention and neglects perspectives of linguistic theories. This book, a trailblazer for academic…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Eco-Translation

    Translation and Ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene

    By Michael Cronin

    Ecology has become a central question governing the survival and sustainability of human societies, cultures and languages. In this timely study, Michael Cronin investigates how the perspective of the Anthropocene, or the effect of humans on the global environment, has profound implications for the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    New Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • German Grammar Made Easy

    2nd Edition

    By Lisa Kahlen

    German Grammar Made Easy is the ideal introduction to the basics of German grammar for anyone new to the language or looking to refresh their knowledge. The Grammar features: • concise and jargon-free explanations supported by examples • exercises throughout to reinforce learning • a "fast-track…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Grammar Made Easy

  • Researching Multilingualism

    Critical and ethnographic perspectives

    Edited by Marilyn Martin-Jones, Deirdre Martin

    Researching Multilingualism expertly engages with a new sociolinguistics of multilingualism, taking account of this new communicative order and the particular cultural and social conditions of our times. Seventeen chapters are divided into four sections covering: researching discourses, policies…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language

    Edited by Elena Semino, Zsófia Demjén

    The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on metaphor and language. Featuring 35 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, the volume takes a broad view of the field of metaphor and language,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Critical Genre Analysis

    Investigating interdiscursive performance in professional practice

    By Vijay K. Bhatia

    Genre theory has focused primarily on the analysis of generic constructs, with increasing attention to and emphasis on the contexts in which such genres are produced, interpreted, and used to achieve objectives, often giving the impression as if producing genres is an end in itself, rather than a…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • Syntax-Phonology Interface

    Argumentation from Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects

    By Hongming Zhang

    This book centers on theoretical issues of phonology-syntax interface based on tone sandhi in Chinese dialects. It uses patterns in tone sandhi to study how speech should be divided into domains of various sizes or levels. Tone sandhi refers to tonal changes that occur to a sequence of adjacent…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • A Critical Auto/Ethnography of Learning Spanish

    Intercultural competence on the gringo trail?

    By Phiona Stanley

    The premise that intercultural contact produces intercultural competence underpins much rationalization of backpacker tourism and in-country language education. However, if insufficiently problematized, pre-existing constructions of cultural 'otherness' may hinder intercultural competence…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21
    Routledge

  • Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach

    By Fuyi Xing

    Modern Chinese Grammar provides a comprehensive coverage of Chinese grammar through the clause-pivot theory and the double triangle approach, first proposed by Fuyi Xing in 1996. Translated into English for the first time, the book is widely regarded by linguists as a seminal text, and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Historical Sociolinguistics

    Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England, 2nd Edition

    By Terttu Nevalainen, Helena Raumolin-Brunberg

    Historical Sociolinguistics: Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England is the seminal text in the field of historical sociolinguistics. Demonstrating the real-world application of sociolinguistic research methodologies, this book examines the social factors which promoted linguistic changes in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge