Language Change Products

  • Routledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916)

    Arranged Alphabetically with Complete Cross References Throughout

    By George Crabb

    First published in 1916, this edition of George Crabb’s English Synonyms — published a century after the original — contains the entirety of his most enduring work, from the detailed explanations of the chosen words to his style of presentation, which was followed as closely as the intervening…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 

  • 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 – 2016-11-28 

  • 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 
    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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in 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 – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05

  • Linguistic Ecology

    Language Change and Linguistic Imperialism in the Pacific Region

    By Peter Mühlhäusler

    In this book, the author examines the transformation of the Pacific language region under the impact of colonization, westernization and modernization. By focusing on the linguistic and socio-historical changes of the past 200 years, it aims to bring a new dimension to the study of Pacific…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08

  • 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,…

    Hardback – 2015-03-09
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US

    An Introduction

    By Susan Tamasi, Lamont Antieau

    This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02

  • Linguistic Variation

    Confronting Fact and Theory

    Edited by Rena Torres Cacoullos, Nathalie Dion, André Lapierre

    Linguistic Variation: Confronting Fact and Theory honors Shana Poplack in bringing together contributions from leading scholars in language variation and change. The book demonstrates how variationist methodology can be applied to the study of linguistic structures and processes. It introduces…

    Paperback – 2014-11-11

  • Language Variation and Change

    Edited by Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron

    This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's …

    Hardback – 2014-09-15
    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-06-27
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

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