Historical Linguistics Products

  • 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 – 2016-12-03
    Routledge

  • Historical Sociolinguistics

    Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England, 2nd Edition

    By Terttu Nevalainen, Helena Raumolin-Brunberg

    Historical Sociolinguistics: Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England is the seminal text in the field of historical sociolinguistics. Demonstrating the real-world application of sociolinguistic research methodologies, this book examines the social factors which promoted linguistic changes in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages

    By Peter Schrijver

    History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis

    By Various

    Discourse analysis is a wide ranging area of study that examines the features of language beyond the limits of a sentence — including vocal, written and sign language, along with any significant semiotic events. It has been employed from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives in an attempt to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora

    Edited by Bonnie Lynn Webber

    First published in 1979, this book starts from the perspective that dealing with anaphoric language can be decomposed into two complementary tasks: 1. identifying what a text potentially makes available for anaphoric reference and 2. constraining the candidate set of a given anaphoric expression…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Discourse Analytic Research

    Repertoires and readings of texts in action

    Edited by Erica Burman, Ian Parker

    First published in 1993, this book provides clear illustrations of discourse analytic work and empirical critiques of the traditional psychological approaches. Drawing on a range of examples, the contributors argue that identity, deeply felt emotions, prejudice, and attitudes to social issues are…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • 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 – 2016-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

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