Linguistics: Lexicology/Vocabulary

  • Australian English Reimagined: Structure, Features and Developments book cover

    Australian English Reimagined

    Structure, Features and Developments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louisa Willoughby, Howard Manns

    Australian English is perhaps best known for its colourful slang, but the variety is much richer than slang alone. This collection provides a detailed account of Australian English by bringing together leading scholars of this English variety. These scholars provide a comprehensive overview of…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • Difference and Repetition in Language Shift to a Creole: The Expression of Emotions book cover

    Difference and Repetition in Language Shift to a Creole

    The Expression of Emotions, 1st Edition

    By Maïa Ponsonnet

    In today’s global commerce and communication, linguistic diversity is in steady decline across the world as speakers of smaller languages adopt dominant forms. While this phenomenon, known as ‘language shift’, is usually regarded as a loss, this book adopts a different angle and addresses the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-22 
    Routledge Studies in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Defining and Assessing Lexical Proficiency book cover

    Defining and Assessing Lexical Proficiency

    1st Edition

    By Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska

    This comprehensive account of performance-based assessment of L2 lexical proficiency analyzes and compares two of the primary methods of evaluation used in the field and unpacks the ways in which they tap into different dimensions of one model of lexical competence and proficiency. This book builds…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15 
    Routledge Studies in Applied Linguistics

  • The Grammar of Chinese Characters: Productive Knowledge of Formal Patterns in an Orthographic System book cover

    The Grammar of Chinese Characters

    Productive Knowledge of Formal Patterns in an Orthographic System, 1st Edition

    By James Myers

    Anybody who reads or writes Chinese characters knows that they obey a grammar of sorts: though numerous, they are built out of a much smaller set of constituents, often interpretable in meaning or pronunciation, that are themselves built out of an even smaller set of strokes. This book goes far…

    Hardback – 2019-05-02
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Mandarin Loanwords book cover

    Mandarin Loanwords

    1st Edition

    By Tae Eun Kim

    English-based Mandarin loanwords are commonly used in Chinese people’s daily lives. Mandarin Loanwords demonstrates how English phonemes map into Mandarin phonemes through Mandarin loanwords adaptation. The consonantal adaptations are the most important in the analyses, and vowel adaptation and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Origin of Kibosh: Routledge Studies in Etymology book cover

    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

  • Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives book cover

    Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research

    Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Averil Coxhead

    This volume provides an important contribution to the study of vocabulary and its relationship to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and teaching. Focussing on quantitative and qualitative approaches, this book draws on a wide range of literature to explores key issues that include: how…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes

  • Typological Studies: Word Order and Relative Clauses book cover

    Typological Studies

    Word Order and Relative Clauses, 1st Edition

    By Guglielmo Cinque

    In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general…

    Hardback – 2013-05-01
    Routledge Leading Linguists

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