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  • Elite Discourse

    The rhetorics of status, privilege and power

    Edited by Crispin Thurlow, Adam Jaworski

    Elite Discourse examines how language and communication – or just discourse – defines, mediates and legitimizes class privilege. It does so from the perspective of those people and places who often stand to gain most from inequality. Collectively, chapters consider language and communication that…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Linguistic Justice

    Van Parijs and his Critics

    Edited by Helder De Schutter, David Robichaud

    The world contains over 6000 languages and less than 200 states to accommodate them. This creates the important normative question of how to respond politically to linguistic diversity. What is a just language policy? Are language minorities entitled to language protection? Should language rights…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Study Abroad and interculturality

    Perspectives and discourses

    Edited by Claudia Borghetti, Ana Beaven

    Study abroad (SA) as a domain of inquiry in the field of Applied Linguistics has been approached from a variety of different perspectives. Although originally focused on measuring the impact of residence abroad on students’ language development, in the last decade the so-called ‘social’ turn in…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Queer, Latinx, and Bilingual

    Narrative Resources in the Negotiation of iIdentities

    By Holly Cashman

    This book is a sociolinguistic ethnography of LGBT Mexicans/Latinxs in Phoenix, Arizona, a major metropolitan area in the U.S. Southwest. The main focus of the book is to examine participants’ conceptions of their ethnic and sexual identities and how identities influence (and are influenced by)…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

  • 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 – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Political Discourse as Dialogue

    A Latin American Perspective

    By Adriana Bolívar

    We are witnessing the collapse of democracies in many parts of the world and a general tendency to the resurgence of right-wing and left-wing populisms led by authoritarian leaders. This book centres on the political dialogue in one of these democracies. The focus is on Venezuela, the rich Latin…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Cultural Discourse Studies Series

  • 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

  • Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East

    Getting the Message Across

    Edited by Kyle H. Keimer, Gillan Davis

    It is the quintessential nature of humans to communicate with each other. Good communications, bad communications, miscommunications, or no communications at all have driven everything from world events to the most mundane of interactions. At the broadest level, communication entails many registers…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge

  • Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research

    By Tonya N. Stebbins, Kris Eira, Vicki L. Couzens

    This book advocates for a new model of describing the practices of language revitalization, and decolonizing the research methods used to study them. The volume provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and methodological foundations of working with communities revitalizing their…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Heritage Language Policies around the World

    Edited by Corinne A. Seals, Sheena Shah

    Heritage language policies define the context in which heritage languages are maintained or abandoned by communities, and this volume describes and analyzes international policy strategies, as well as the implications for the actual heritage language speakers. This volume brings together heritage…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Posthumanist Applied Linguistics

    By Alastair Pennycook

    Drawing on a range of contexts and data sources from urban multilingualism to studies of animal communication, Posthumanist Applied Linguistics offers us alternative ways of thinking about the human predicament that present important new political, ethical and intellectual possibilities. Exploring…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge

  • Language and Social Change in China

    Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin

    By Qing Zhang

    Language and Social Change in China: Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin offers an innovative and authoritative account of the crucial role of language in shaping the sociocultural landscape of contemporary China. Based on a wide range of data collected since the 1990s and grounded in…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14 
    Routledge

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