Comparative Linguistics Products

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • 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

  • 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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge
    Longman Linguistics Library

  • Problems and Perspectives

    Studies in the Modern French Language

    By Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Janice Carruthers, Rosalind Temple

    Problems and Perspectives- Studies in the Modern French Language looks at a number of interesting or problematic areas in the phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis of the French language and encourages the reader to think critically about different ways of approaching, describing and explaining…

    Paperback – 2000-12-29
    Routledge
    Longman Linguistics Library

  • The History of the English Language

    A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

    By David Burnley

    This second edition of The History of the English Language- A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the origins and development of the English language. First published in 1992, the book contains over fifty illustrative passages, drawn from the oldest English to the twentieth…

    Paperback – 2000-05-31
    Routledge

  • History of Linguistics Vol III

    Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics

    By Giulio C. Lepschy

    TheHistory of Linguistics, to be published in five volumes, aims to provide the reader with an authoritative and comprehensive account of the attitudes to language prevailing in different civilizations and in different periods by examining the very varied development of linguistic thought in the…

    Paperback – 1997-11-11
    Routledge
    Longman Linguistics Library

  • The English Language

    Structure and Development

    By S.S. Hussey

    The 'correct' use of English has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. But what defines 'correctness' in our use of language? And how has this altered over time? In this authoritative survey of the history of the English language, the author examines how linguistic traditions have…

    Paperback – 1995-08-23
    Routledge

  • Linguistic History of Italian, A

    By Martin Maiden

    A Linguistic History of Italian offers a clear and concise explanation of why modern Italian grammar has become the way it is. It focuses on the effects of historical changes on the modern structure of Italian, revealing patterns and structures which are not always apparent to those who are only…

    Paperback – 1995-01-09
    Routledge
    Longman Linguistics Library

  • A History of American English

    By J.L. Dillard

    This impressive volume provides a chronological, narrative account of the development of American English from its earliest origins to the present day.…

    Paperback – 1992-03-16
    Routledge
    Longman Linguistics Library

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