Linguistics: Sociolinguistics

  • 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

  • Multilingualism book cover

    Multilingualism

    1st Edition

    By John Edwards

    By looking at the effect of language difference, rather than at theories of language, John Edwards examines the interaction of language with nationalism, politics, history, identity and education. He illustrates his arguments with a rangew of examples, from recent attempts to revive and preserve…

    Hardback – 1994-09-29
    Routledge

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