Lexicology/Vocabulary Products

  • 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 – 2019-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistic Anthropology

  • 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

  • The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart Webb

    The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies provides a cutting-edge survey of current scholarship in this area. Divided into four sections, which cover understanding vocabulary; approaches to teaching and learning vocabulary; measuring knowledge of vocabulary; and key issues in teaching,…

    Hardback – 2019-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Language Aptitude

    Advancing Theory, Testing, Research and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zhisheng (Edward) Wen, Peter Skehan, Adriana Biedroń, Shaofeng Li, Richard L. Sparks

    Language Aptitude: Advancing Theory, Testing, Research and Practice brings together cutting-edge global perspectives on foreign language aptitude. Drawing from educational psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, the editors have assembled interdisciplinary authors writing for an applied…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Second Language Acquisition Research Series

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • English Vocabulary Today

    Into the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Barry J. Blake

    English Vocabulary Today: Into the 21st Century offers an innovative perspective on the ways in which contemporary English language vocabulary continues to adapt and grow in light of emerging technologies and ideas. The book begins with a concise history of the English language, followed by…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Redefining Translation

    The Variational Approach, 1st Edition

    By Lance Hewson, Jacky Martin

    Originally published in 1991 Redefining Translation looks at the practical results and theory of translation as a key area for all those investigating language and culture. The book addresses the need to consolidate advances in the field of translation and critically evaluate the variety of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Translation

  • Translation as Social Action

    Russian and Bulgarian Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Palma Zlateva

    Originally published in 1993, Translation as Social Action is a varied collection of essays, which addresses translation as social action as its central theme, the book proposes a model of the translator as an agent in his or her own right. Translation is seen not just as a transfer of meanings…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Translation

  • Understanding Formulaic Language

    A Second Language Acquisition Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, Ana Pellicer-Sánchez

    Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective brings together leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary account of the acquisition, processing, and use of formulaic language. Contributors present three distinct but complementary perspectives on…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Second Language Acquisition Research Series

  • Slang across Societies

    Motivations and Construction, 1st Edition

    By Jim Davie

    Slang Across Societies is an introductory reference work and textbook which aims to acquaint readers with key themes in the study of youth, criminal and colloquial language practices. Focusing on key questions such as speaker identity and motivations, perceptions of use and users, language…

    Paperback – 2018-09-21
    Routledge

  • Lexical Innovation in World Englishes

    Cross-fertilization and Evolving Paradigms, 1st Edition

    By Patrizia Anesa

    Lexical Innovation in World Englishes contributes to the investigation of World Englishes by offering insights into the lexical developments of selected English varieties and their cross-fertilization potential. Taking a theoretical and empirical approach and focusing on neological formations, this…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Linguistics

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