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  • Contact Talk

    The Discursive Organization of Contact and Boundaries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zane Goebel, Deborah Cole, Howard Manns

    Written by a wide range of highly regarded scholars and exciting junior ones, this book critiques and operationalizes contemporary thinking in the rapidly expanding field of linguistic anthropology. It does so using cases studies of actual everyday language practices from an extremely understudied,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-03 

  • Standardization as Sociolinguistic Change

    A Transversal Study of Three Traditional Dialect Areas, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marie Maegaard, Malene Monka, Kristine Køhler Mortensen, Andreas Candefors Stæhr

    This volume seeks to extend and expand our current understanding of the processes of language standardization, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine how linguistic variation plays out in various ways in everyday life in Denmark. The book compares linguistic variation…

    Hardback – 2019-11-15 
    Routledge Studies in Language Change

  • Difference and Repetition in Language Shift to a Creole

    The Expression of Emotions, 1st Edition

    By Maïa Ponsonnet

    In today’s global commerce and communication, linguistic diversity is in steady decline across the world as speakers of smaller languages adopt dominant forms. While this phenomenon, known as ‘language shift’, is usually regarded as a loss, this book adopts a different angle and addresses the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-22 
    Routledge Studies in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

    1st Edition

    By Subhan Zein

    Indonesia has an extreme diversity of linguistic wealth, with 707 individual living languages by one count, or 731 languages and more than 1,100 dialects in another estimate, spoken by more than 1,300 ethnicities spreading across 17,504 islands in the archipelago. Smaller, locally used indigenous…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15 
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders

    Multilingualism in Northern European Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heidi Grönstrand, Markus Huss, Ralf Kauranen

    This collection showcases a multivalent approach to the study of literary multilingualism, embodied in contemporary Nordic literature. While previous approaches to literary multilingualism have tended to take a textual or authorship focus, this book advocates for a theoretical perspective which…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

  • The Discourse of Perceived Discrimination

    Perspectives from Contemporary Australian Society, 1st Edition

    By Sol Rojas-Lizana

    This book offers a way forward toward a better understanding of perceived discrimination from a critical discourse studies perspective. The volume begins with a discussion of quantitative studies on perceived discrimination across a range of disciplines and moves toward outlining the ways in which…

    Hardback – 2019-10-04 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

  • Being Janana

    Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India, 1st Edition

    By Ila Nagar

    Being Janana focuses on same-sex desiring male-bodied subjects in Lucknow, India, and explores how they make meaning in the marginalization of their desire through language performativity. Along with their desire for other men, jananas maintain ostensibly heteronormatively and culturally defined…

    Hardback – 2019-10-03 
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Academic Irregularities

    Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education, 1st Edition

    By Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson

    This volume serves as a critical examination of the discourses at play in the higher education system and the ways in which these discourses underpin the transmission of neoliberal values in 21st century universities. Situated within a Critical Discourse Analysis-based framework, the book also…

    Hardback – 2019-10-02 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

  • Folklinguistics and Social Meaning in Australian English

    1st Edition

    By Cara Penry Williams

    Folklinguistics and Social Meaning in Australian English presents an original study of Australian English and, via this, insights into Australian society. Utilising folklinguistic accounts, it uncovers everyday understandings of contemporary Australian English through variations across linguistic…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • A Critical Auto/Ethnography of Learning Spanish

    Intercultural competence on the gringo trail?, 1st Edition

    By Phiona Stanley

    The premise that intercultural contact produces intercultural competence underpins much rationalization of backpacker tourism and in-country language education. However, if insufficiently problematized, pre-existing constructions of cultural 'otherness' may hinder intercultural competence…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 

  • Heritage Language Policies around the World

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 

  • The Routledge Companion to the Work of John R. Rickford

    1st Edition

    Edited by Renée Blake, Isabelle Buchstaller

    This comprehensive collection is the first full book-length volume to bring together writing focused around and inspired by the work of John Rickford and his role in sociolinguistic research over the last four decades. Featuring contributions from more than 40 leading scholars in the field, the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-27 

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