Linguistics: Book Series

Real Language Series

This is a sociolinguistic series about the relationship between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies, and dealing with familiar topics in new ways.

  • Power Talk

    Language and Interaction in Institutional Discourse

    By Joanna Thornborrow

    The concept of social power, who holds it and how they use it is a widely debated subject particularly in the field of discourse analysis, and the wider arena of sociolinguistics. In her new book,Joanna Thornborrow challenges the received notion that power is necessarily held by some speakers and…

    Paperback – 2001-12-18
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Gender and Discourse

    Language and Power in Politics, the Church and Organisations

    By Clare Walsh

    Real Language Series General Editors:Jennifer Coates, Jenny Cheshire, Euan Reid This is a sociolinguistics series about the relationships between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical…

    Paperback – 2001-08-28
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Stolen Language?

    Plagiarism in Writing

    By Shelley Angelil-Carter

    Real Language SeriesGeneral Editors-Jennifer Coates, Jenny Cheshire and Euan ReidThis is a sociolinguistic series about the relationships between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical…

    Paperback – 2000-05-24
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Childly Language

    Children, language and the social world

    By Alison Sealey

    Childly Language explores how attitudes and cultural assumptions about children and childhood are revealed in contemporary English. It addresses such questions as: How is concern for children's safety and welfare reflected in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary English? and When we say that…

    Paperback – 2000-03-13
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Rethinking Language and Gender Research

    Theory and Practice

    By Victoria Bergvall

    Rethinking Language and Gender Research is the first book focusing on language and gender to explicitly challenge the dichotomy of female and male use of language. It represents a turning point in language and gender studies, addressing the political and social consequences of popular beliefs about…

    Paperback – 1996-11-12
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Language, Bureaucracy and Social Control

    By Srikant Sarangi, Stefan Slembrouck

    Language, Bureaucracy and Social Control explores the varying inter-relationships between language, forms of bureaucratic organisation and social control. The text provides a detailed examination of the discursive dimensions of some of the key techniques of modern power: the 'productive'…

    Paperback – 1996-08-22
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Social Literacies

    Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education

    By Brian V. Street

    Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as social practices, and as its title suggests, it focuses on the social nature of reading and…

    Paperback – 1995-06-09
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Women, Men and Politeness

    By Janet Holmes

    Women, Men and Politeness focuses on the specific issue of the ways in which women and men express politeness verbally.Using a range of evidence and a corpus of data collected largely from New Zealand, Janet Holmes examines the distribution and functions of a range of specific verbal politeness…

    Paperback – 1995-01-23
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Real English

    The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles

    By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy

    While it is accepted that the pronunciation of English shows wide regional differences, there is a marked tendency to under-estimate the extent of the variation in grammar that exists within the British Isles today. In addressing this problem, Real English brings together the work of a number of…

    Paperback – 1993-11-08
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • London Jamaican

    Language System in Interaction

    By Mark Sebba

    London Jamaican provides the reader with a new perspective on African descent in London. Based on research carried out in the early 1980s, the author examines the linguistic background of the community, with special emphasis on young people of the first and second British-born generations.…

    Paperback – 1993-09-27
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Critical Language Awareness

    By Norman Fairclough

    The proliferation of language awareness has now led to a need for a reassessment of the nature and functions of language awareness. This accessible collection of essays addresses that need in developing a more rigorous and critical theoretical underpinning for what language awareness is and should…

    Paperback – 1992-06-15
    Routledge
    Real Language Series

  • Competing Discourses

    Perspective and Ideology in Language

    By David Lee

    This book discusses and explores the relationship between language and world view. David Lee presents recent research in linguistics, drawing together strands from a number of different areas of the subject: the nature of linguistic and conceptual categories, the role of metaphor in the everyday…

    Paperback – 1992-04-06
    Routledge
    Real Language Series