Linguistics: Sociolinguistics

  • The Linguistics of Laughter: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk book cover

    The Linguistics of Laughter

    A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk, 1st Edition

    By Alan Partington

    The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ‘laughter-talk’ (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington…

    Hardback – 2006-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Evaluating Adam Smith book cover

    Evaluating Adam Smith

    1st Edition

    By William Henderson

    Adam Smith is well recognized as the forefather of modern economics, but his success can be attributed not only to what he wrote but also to his use of language. In this exciting new book, Willie Henderson shows how Smith engaged creatively in writing about the economy, and analyzes the extent to…

    Hardback – 2006-03-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Swearing in English: Bad Language, Purity and Power from 1586 to the Present book cover

    Swearing in English

    Bad Language, Purity and Power from 1586 to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Tony McEnery

    Do men use bad language more than women? How do social class and the use of bad language interact? Do young speakers use bad language more frequently than older speakers? Using the spoken section of the British National Corpus, Swearing in English explores questions such as these and considers at…

    Hardback – 2005-10-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • The Irish Language in Ireland: From Goídel to Globalisation book cover

    The Irish Language in Ireland

    From Goídel to Globalisation, 1st Edition

    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

    This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on contemporary society. The possibilities and limitations of the craft of language planning for the revival of the Irish language are outlined and the…

    Hardback – 2005-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia book cover

    The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia

    1st Edition

    By William B. McGregor

    The Kimberley, the far north-west of Australia, is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the continent. Some fifty-five Aboriginal languages belonging to five different families are spoken within its borders. Few of these languages are currently being passed on to children, most of whom…

    Hardback – 2004-07-22
    Routledge

  • Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia book cover

    Language, Identity and Conflict

    A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia, 1st Edition

    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

    This innovative study of language and identity in recent and contemporary cases of ethnic conflict in Europe and Eurasia sets out a response to the limitations in the fields of linguistics and political science. Using examples of language policy and planning in conflict situations, it examines the…

    Hardback – 2003-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Linguistics of Political Argument: The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House book cover

    The Linguistics of Political Argument

    The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House, 1st Edition

    By Alan Partington

    This book examines the relationship between the White House, in the person of its press secretary, and the press corps through a linguistic analysis of the language used by both sides. A corpus was compiled of around fifty press briefings from the late Clinton years. A wide range of topics are…

    Hardback – 2002-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • The Battle over Spanish between 1800 and 2000: Language & Ideologies and Hispanic Intellectuals book cover

    The Battle over Spanish between 1800 and 2000

    Language & Ideologies and Hispanic Intellectuals, 1st Edition

    Edited by Luis Gabriel-Stheeman, José del Valle

    This book examines the way in which a group of key Spanish and Latin American intellectuals of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries discussed the concept of the Spanish language. The contributors analyse the ways in which these discussions related to the construction of national identities and…

    Hardback – 2001-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

  • Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary book cover

    Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary

    1st Edition

    By Phil Benson

    This unique work challenges the assumption that dictionaries act as objective records of our language, and instead argues that the English dictionary is a fundamentally ethnocentric work. Using theoretical, historical and empirical analyses, Phil Benson shows how English dictionaries have filtered…

    Hardback – 2001-01-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

  • Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge book cover

    Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge

    1st Edition

    By Sabine Maasen, Peter Weingart

    This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts, and the book dissects their role in the construction of theories of knowledge. It is of vital interest to social and cognitive scientists…

    Hardback – 2000-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Women, Language and Linguistics: Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century book cover

    Women, Language and Linguistics

    Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Julia S. Falk

    Rather than the standard American story of an increasingly triumphant march of scientific inquiry towards structural phonology, Women, Language and Linguistics reveals linguistics where its purpose was communication; the appeal of languages lay in their diversity; and the authority of language lay…

    Hardback – 1999-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

  • The Dialects of Italy book cover

    The Dialects of Italy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dr Martin Maiden, Martin Maiden, Mair Parry

    This book makes accessible the major structural features of the dialects of Italy and emphasises the importance of a detailed understanding of the dialects for issues in general linguistic theory. Selected contents include: * Phonology * Morphology * Syntax * Lexis * The Dialect Areas *…

    Hardback – 1997-02-27
    Routledge

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