Language and Identity Products

  • 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

  • Queer, Latinx, and Bilingual

    Narrative Resources in the Negotiation of Identities

    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 – 2017-11-02 
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Standardizing Minority Languages

    Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery

    Edited by Pia Lane, James Costa, Haley De Korne

    This volume addresses a crucial, yet largely unaddressed dimension of minority language standardization, namely how social actors engage with, support, negotiate, resist and even reject such processes. The focus is on social actors rather than language as a means for analysing the complexity and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

  • Queering Translation, Translating the Queer

    Theory, Practice, Activism

    Edited by Brian James Baer, Klaus Kaindl

    This groundbreaking work is the first full book-length publication to critically engage in the emerging field of research on the queer aspects of translation and interpreting studies. The volume presents a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives through fifteen contributions from both…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Multilingual Brazil

    Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World

    Edited by Marilda C. Cavalcanti, Terezinha M. Maher

    This book brings together cutting edge work by Brazilian researchers on plurilingualism in Brazil for an English-speaking readership in one comprehensive volume. Divided into four sections, each with its own introduction, tying together the themes of the book, the volume charts a course for a new…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

  • Negotiating Englishes and English-speaking Identities

    A study of youth learning English in Italy

    By Jacqueline Aiello

    This book explores the effects of the global spread of English by reporting on a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study of the language attitudes, motivation and self-perceived English proficiency of youth in two Italian cities. Participant narratives highlight the far-reaching role that…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • Engaging Native American Publics

    Linguistic Anthropology in a Collaborative Key

    Edited by Paul V. Kroskrity, Barbra A. Meek

    Engaging Native American Publics considers the increasing influence of Indigenous groups as key audiences, collaborators, and authors with regards to their own linguistic documentation and representation. The chapters critically examine a variety of North American case studies to reflect on the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26
    Routledge

  • The Second Person

    Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

    Edited by Naomi Eilan

    The past few years have witnessed an exponentially growing body of work conducted under the ‘second person’ heading. This idea has been explored in various areas of philosophy (philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ethics, epistemology), in developmental psychology, in psychiatry, and even in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

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