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  • Assessing English for Professional Purposes

    1st Edition

    By Ute Knoch, Susy Macqueen

    Assessing English for Professional Purposes provides a state-of-the-art account of the various kinds of language assessments used to determine people’s ability to function linguistically in the workplace. At a time when professional expertise is increasingly mobile and diverse, with highly trained…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 

  • Describing Prescriptivism

    Usage guides and usage problems in British and American English, 1st Edition

    By Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

    Describing Prescriptivism provides a topical and thought-provoking analysis of linguistic prescriptivism in British and American English, from a historical as well as present-day perspective. Focusing on usage guides and usage problems, the book takes a three-fold approach to present an in-depth…

    Hardback – 2019-10-28 

  • Music, Language and Identity in Greece

    Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Polina Tambakaki, Panos Vlagopoulos, Katerina Levidou, Roderick Beaton

    The national element in music has been the subject of important studies yet the scholarly framework has remained restricted almost exclusively to the field of music studies. This volume brings together experts from different fields (musicology, literary theory, and modern Greek studies), who…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01 
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • Dialects from Tropical Islands

    Caribbean Spanish in the United States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wilfredo Valentin-Marquez, Melvin Gonzalez-Rivera

    Dialects from Tropical Islands: Caribbean Spanish in the United States provides a comprehensive account of current research on Caribbean Spanish in the US from different theoretical perspectives and linguistic areas. This edited volume highlights current scholarship and linguistic analyses in four…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics

  • 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 – 2019-09-30 
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Tolstoy's Political Thought

    Christian Anarcho-Pacifist Iconoclasm Then and Now, 1st Edition

    By Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

    Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), besides writing famous novels such as War and Peace, also wrote on political issues, especially later in his life, putting forward a political philosophy which might be termed "Christian anarchism". This book provides a comprehensive overview of Tolstoy’s political thought.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-27 
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Cyborg Saints

    Religion and Posthumanism in Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Carissa Turner Smith

    Saints are currently undergoing a resurrection in middle grade and young adult fiction, as recent prominent novels by Socorro Acioli, Julie Berry, Adam Gidwitz, Rachel Hartman, Merrie Haskell, Gene Luen Yang, and others demonstrate. Cyborg Saints: Religion and Posthumanism in Middle Grade and Young…

    Hardback – 2019-09-27 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Prosodic Studies

    Challenges and Prospects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hongming Zhang, Youyong Qian

    Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating the information about syntax, turn-taking in conversation, types of utterance, such as questions or statements, as well as speakers' attitudes and feelings. This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as…

    Hardback – 2019-09-24 
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Persian Calligraphy

    A Corpus Study of Letterforms, 1st Edition

    By Mahdiyeh Meidani

    This book is an exploratory adventure to defamiliarize calligraphy, especially Persian Nastaliq calligraphic letterforms, and to look beyond the tradition that has always considered calligraphy as pursuant to and subordinate to linguistic practices. Calligraphy can be considered a visual…

    Hardback – 2019-09-20 
    Iranian Studies

  • The Nationality of Utopia

    H. G. Wells, England, and the World State, 1st Edition

    By Maxim Shadurski

    Since its generic inception in 1516, utopia has produced visions of alterity which renegotiate, subvert, and transcend existing places. Early in the twentieth century, H. G. Wells linked utopia to the World State, whose post-national, post-Westphalian emergence he predicated on English national…

    Hardback – 2019-09-14 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Early English Performance: Medieval Plays and Robin Hood Games

    Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies, 1st Edition

    By John Marshall

    Edited by Philip Butterworth

    Covering a period of nearly 40 years’ work by the author this collection of essays in the Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies series brings the perspective of a Drama academic and practitioner of early English plays to the understanding of how medieval plays and Robin Hood games of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-12 
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Lilley

    This book identifies a major turn in contemporary British literature in response to environmental crisis. It argues that the pastoral is emerging as a new critical framework in which to explore the understanding of people and place in this context. The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing…

    Hardback – 2019-09-11 
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

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