Historical Linguistics Products

  • The Pluricentricity Debate

    On Austrian German and other Germanic Standard Varieties, 1st Edition

    By Stefan Dollinger

    This book unpacks a 30-year debate about the pluricentricity of German. It examines the concept of pluricentricity, an idea implicit to the study of World Englishes, which expressly allows for national standard varieties, and the notion of "pluri-areality," which seeks to challenge the former.…

    Hardback – 2019-06-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans

    The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines. Divided into five sections, the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Orality and Translation

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge

  • Researching Language

    Issues of Power and Method, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Cameron, Elizabeth Frazer, Penelope Harvey, M. B. H. Rampton, Kay Richardson

    Originally published in 1992. This book discusses the possibilities of developing the research process in social science so that it benefits the subjects as well as the researcher. The authors distinguish between ‘ethical’, ‘advocate’ and ‘empowering’ approaches to the relationship between…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1978 and 1992, this collection includes books across the span of sociolinguistics, from its theory and philosophy to specific language change study. This small set will be of benefit to sociology and linguistics but also to psychology, media and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Verbal Deficit

    A Critique, 1st Edition

    By J. C. B. Gordon

    Originally published in 1981. Verbal deficit theories try to account for differential educational attainments in linguistic terms, suggesting that children reach varying levels of success in school as a result of their ability or inability to express themselves, and relate this to social class.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Language and Control

    1st Edition

    By Roger Fowler, Bob Hodge, Gunther Kress, Tony Trew

    Originally published in 1979. This book studies language variation as a part of social practice - how language expresses and helps regulate social relationships of all kinds. Different groups, classes, institutions and situations have their special modes of language and these varieties are not just…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Recent Advances in Language, Communication, and Social Psychology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Howard Giles, Robert N. St. Clair

    Originally published in 1985. Detailed exploration of the dynamics of language within social psychology forms a social psychology of language which is distinct from other approaches. This volume presents some of the growing body of research in this area, with many theoretical models and ideas -…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Language and Situation

    Language Varieties and their Social Contexts, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gregory, Susanne Carroll

    Originally published in 1978. This book provides and explains a framework for understanding and describing variations of style of language in relation to the social context in which it is used. Constant features of language users, such as their temporal, geographical. and social origins, their…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Sociolinguistics

    A Sociological Critique, 1st Edition

    By Glyn Williams

    Originally published in 1992. This provocative and controversial book calls for a critical analysis of the philosophical assumptions underpinning sociolinguistics. Going back to the philosophical roots of the study of language in society, it argues that they lie in the consensual attitude to…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Language, Memory and Remembering

    Explorations in Historical Sociolinguistics, 1st Edition

    By Vaidehi Ramanathan

    This volume explores issues of memory, remembering and language in late colonial India. It is the first systematic historical sociolinguistic study of English private and public citizens who lived in and/or worked for India and the Indian cause from the 1920s to the 1940s. While some of the English…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge India

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