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  • An Introduction to Middle English

    By E.E. Wardale

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

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

    2nd Edition

    By Gerard Clauson

    This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Phonetics in English Language Teaching

    Edited by Paul Carley

    After a period during which pronunciation teaching has been somewhat out of favour in English Language Teaching (ELT), interest has revived in recent years. It is important, therefore, that sources are made available for applied linguists better to understand past approaches to pronunciation…

    Hardback – 2015-12-22
    Routledge
    Logos Studies in Language and Linguistics

  • Ideologies of Language

    Edited by John E. Joseph, Talbot J. Taylor

    Is the study of language ideologically neutral? If so, is this study objective and autonomous? One of the most cherished assumptions of modern academic linguistics is that the study of language is, or should be, ideologically neutral. This professed ideological neutrality goes hand-in-hand with…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • The Conceptual Basis of Language (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics)

    By David McNeill

    In this volume, the author deals explicitly and literally with the speech-thought relationship. Departing boldly from contemporary linguistic and psycholinguistic thinking, the author offers us one of the truly serious efforts since Vygotsky to deal with this question. A unifying theme is the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • From Conversation to Oral Tradition

    A Simplest Systematics for Oral Traditions

    By Raymond F Person

    This book argues that many of the most prominent features of oral epic poetry in a number of traditions can best be understood as adaptations or stylizations of conversational language use, and advances the claim that if we can understand how conversation is structured, it will aid our…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • The Peopling of East Asia

    Putting Together Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics

    Edited by Roger Blench, Laurent Sagart

    One of the most dynamic research areas in the prehistory of East Asian regions is the synthesis of the findings of archaeology, linguistics and genetics. Several countries have only recently opened to field research and highly active local groups have made possible a raft of collaborative studies&…

    Paperback – 2015-08-26
    Routledge

  • An Historic Tongue

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: 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,…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: 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…

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

  • The World of Words

    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.…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Pre´cis Writing

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

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