Comparative Linguistics Products

  • Language Isolates

    Edited by Lyle Campbell

    Language Isolates is the first volume to explore this fascinating group of languages that comprise a third of the world’s languages. Individual chapters written by experts in the field examine the major language isolates by geographic regions with up-to-date descriptions of many previously…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge Language Family Series

  • Anaphoric Relations in English and French

    A Discourse Perspective

    By Francis Cornish

    First published in 1986, this book focuses on Anaphoric relations in the English and French languages, a phenomenon that involves a complex interaction between grammar and discourse. Studies of anaphora taking a largely ‘textual’ approach to the subject have tended to underestimate the effect upon…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Understanding Language Change

    By Kate Burridge, Alexander Bergs

    The Understanding Language series provides approachable, yet authoritative, introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising understanding of the essential notions rather…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04
    Understanding Language

  • Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb

    The Evidence from Romance

    Edited by Suzanne Fleischman, Linda R. Waugh

    First published in 1990, this collection investigates grammatical categories associated with the verb as they are used by speakers and writers in real discourses and texts. Focusing on tense, aspect, mood, and voice in French, Spanish, and Italian, each chapter underscores the importance of context…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Transeurasian Linguistics

    Edited by Martine Robbeets

    The scope and nature of the connections between the Transeurasian languages are among the most disputed issues in comparative historical linguistics. This four-volume collection will assemble the most important scholarly writings concerning the historical relationship between these languages,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

  • Translation and Geography

    By Federico Italiano

    Translation and Geography investigates how translation has radically shaped the way the West has mapped the world. Groundbreaking in its approach and relevant across a range of disciplines from translation studies and comparative literature to geography and history, this book makes a compelling…

    Paperback – 2016-06-03
    New Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Southern Regional French

    A Linguistic Analysis of Language and Dialect Contact

    By Damien Mooney

    Despite apparent interest in defining francais regional since as early at the nineteenth century, we have been left wondering about the precise origins and changing nature of contemporary regional varieties of French, particularly in the south of France. Through an examination of linguistic…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15

  • Language Isolates

    Edited by Stefan Georg

    This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the major works of scholarship concerned with the ‘language isolates’ of the world. ‘Isolated’ languages are languages without any known relatives, languages which are not demonstrably part of any ‘language family’, with Etruscan,…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

  • An Encyclopedia of Swearing

    The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World

    By Geoffrey Hughes

    This is the only encyclopedia and social history of swearing and foul language in the English-speaking world. It covers the various social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults in the entire range of the English language. While the emphasis is on American and British English,…

    Hardback – 2006-07-15

  • Varieties of Modern English

    An Introduction

    By Diane Davies

    The 'story' of English is continually re-told and re-written, as more and more people use the language and have a part in shaping the way it develops. Varieties of Modern English provides a critical introduction to the study of regional, social, gendered, context- and medium-related varieties of…

    Paperback – 2005-04-07
    Learning about Language

  • The Earliest English

    An Introduction to Old English Language

    By Chris Mccully, Sharon Hilles

    The Earliest English provides a student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. Using non-technical language, the book covers basic terminology, the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to the emergence and…

    Paperback – 2004-09-09
    Learning about Language

  • A History of English Negation

    By Gabriella Mazzon

    Negation is one of the main functions in human communication.A History of English Negation is the first book to analyse English negation over the whole of its documented history, using a wide database and accessible terminology. After an introductory chapter, the book analyses evidence from the…

    Paperback – 2004-03-11
    Longman Linguistics Library

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