Historical Linguistics Products

  • The German-Speaking World

    A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues, 2nd Edition

    By Patrick Stevenson, Kristine Horner, Nils Langer, Gertrud Reershemius

    The German-Speaking World is an accessible textbook that offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the German language and its role in the world. This new second edition has been fully revised to reflect the many political and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Language in Society

  • Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia

    By Laura Siragusa

    This volume illustrates how language revival movements in Russia and elsewhere have often followed a specific pattern of literacy bias in the promotion of a minority’s heritage language, partly neglecting the social and relational aspects of orality. Using the Vepsian Renaissance as an example,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistic Anthropology

  • An Introduction to Middle English

    By E.E. Wardale

    First published in 1937, this book supplies a history of the living growth of the English language from Old English to the medieval period. It offers an in-depth study of the growth of vocabulary through literature and social interaction, bringing out the fact that it is chiefly words…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Historical Spoken Language Research

    Corpus Perspectives

    By Ivor Timmis

    Historical Research on Spoken Language: Corpus Perspectives uses historical sources to discuss continuity and change in spoken language. Based on two corpora compiled using data from sociological and anthropological studies of Victorian London and 1930s Bolton, the author shows how historical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics

  • The World of Words (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to Language in General and to English and American in Particular

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1939, this book provides a brief but comprehensive view of language in general, and of English and American language in particular. It is suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn about the basics of linguistics.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Pre´cis Writing (Routledge Revivals)

    Passages Judiciously Selected with an Introduction on the Art of Pre´cis

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1940, this book was designed by Eric Partridge to equip students, studying for final exams at school, with the tools they needed to become successful précis-ers. The selection of literary pieces is more diverse than other preìcis books of the time and Partridge’s background as a…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Words, Words Words!

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1933 (this edition in 1939), this book sees Partridge introducing the reader to the eccentric lexicographers Wesley and Captain Grose. In an entertaining way, the book jovially explores and discusses various words and phrases such as "bloody", euphemisms, the Devil’s nicknames,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • An Historic Tongue (RLE: English Language)

    Studies in English Linguistics in Memory of Barbara Strang

    Edited by Graham Nixon, John Honey

    This volume, first published in 1988, represents in its papers the wide-ranging yet coherent linguistic interests of the late Barbara Strang (1925-1982). For her, the history of English and its current state were two sides of the same coin, and the principle theme of this collection is that neither…

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

  • Listeners' Guide to Medieval English

    A Discography

    By Betsy Bowden

    From the middle of the twentieth century, dozens of medievalists and other performers have recorded early English. Many educational institutions already own sound recordings of English before 1500, or may wish to purchase the most useful ones available. This discography aims to assist teachers,…

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

  • Grammatical Gender in English

    950 to 1250

    By Charles Jones

    First published in 1988, this book explores the grammatical loss of gender in English. It demonstrates that from the end of the Old English period, there was a considerable time period, of about three hundred years, during which there existed "echoes" of the gender classification of nouns. The…

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

  • Orality and Translation

    Edited by Paul Bandia

    In the current context of globalization, relocation of cultures, and rampant technologizing of communication, orality has gained renewed interest across disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. Orality has shed its once negative image as primitive, non-literate, and exotic, and has…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge

  • History and Development of the Arabic Language

    By Muhammad al-Sharkawi

    History and Development of the Arabic Language is a general introduction for students to the history of the Arabic language. It is divided into two parts; the pre-Islamic language up to the emergence of the first well-known works of Classical Arabic. Secondly, the transition from the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

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