Comparative Linguistics Products

  • The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

    Edited by Elabbas Benmamoun, Reem Bassiouney

    The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics introduces readers to the major facets of the linguistic situation in the Arabic speaking world.   The edited collection includes chapters from prominent experts on various fields of Arabic linguistics and from rising scholars carrying out cutting edge…

    Hardback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Language Handbooks

  • Formal Grammar

    Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian

    By Terje Lohndal

    This volume draws together fourteen previously published papers which explore the nature of mental grammar through a formal, generative approach. The book begins by outlining the development of formal grammar in the last fifty years, with a particular focus on the work of Noam Chomsky, and moves…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Language Isolates

    Edited by Lyle Campbell

    Language Isolates explores this fascinating group of languages that surprisingly comprise a third of the world’s languages. Individual chapters written by experts on these languages examine the world's major language isolates by geographic regions, with up-to-date descriptions of many, including…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge
    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
    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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Learning about Language

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