Historical Linguistics Products

  • Diachronic and Comparative Syntax

    By Ian Roberts

    This book brings together for the first time a series of previously published papers featuring Ian Roberts’ pioneering work on diachronic and comparative syntax over the last thirty years in one comprehensive volume. Divided into two parts, the volume engages in recent key topics in empirical…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Southern Min

    Comparative Phonology and Subgrouping

    By Bit-Chee Kwok

    Southern Mǐn refers to a group of Chinese dialects spoken mainly in Southeast China and Taiwan. This group occupies a special position in the study of Chinese dialects, not only because of its large population of speakers (around 48 million) but also because of its preservation of various archaic…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • The Diachrony of Verb Meaning

    Aspect and Argument Structure

    By Elly van Gelderen

    This innovative volume offers a comprehensive account of the study of language change in verb meaning in the history of the English language. Integrating both the author’s previous body of work and new research, the book explores the complex dynamic between linguistic structures, morphosyntactic…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Historical Linguistics

  • 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 – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistic Anthropology

  • 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 – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Language in Society

  • 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 – 2017-08-24
    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

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