Routledge Linguistics Classics

Routledge Linguistics Classics brings together key seminal books from the rich heritage of Routledge linguistics publishing. Each book is reissued with the original text, and also includes an additional new chapter, foreword or afterword to situate these titles in current scholarship. These titles have been deemed classics by leading academics and are essential reading for students and all who need to keep up to date with the field of linguistics.

  • Women, Men and Language

    A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language, 3rd Edition

    By Jennifer Coates

    Women, Men and Language is a seminal text in the field of language and gender and provides an account of gender differences in language, addressing the key question: "Do women and men talk differently?" This Routledge Linguistics Classic has been reissued with a new preface from Coates and covers:…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
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  • Language and Creativity

    The Art of Common Talk

    By Ronald Carter

    Language and Creativity has become established as a pivotal text for courses in English Language, Linguistics and Literacy. Creativity in language has conventionally been regarded as the preserve of institutionalised discourses such as literature and advertising, and individual gifted minds. In…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05 
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  • Power and Politeness in the Workplace

    A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work, 2nd Edition

    By Janet Holmes, Maria Stubbe

    Power and Politeness in the Workplace has become established as a seminal text for courses in language and professional communication. Co-authored by bestselling author Janet Holmes, this text provides insights into the way we all talk at work, including a wealth of material illustrating the way…

    Paperback – 2015-02-05
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  • Vocabulary

    Applied Linguistic Perspectives

    By Ronald Carter

    How do we teach and learn vocabulary? How do words work in literary texts? In this book, Ronald Carter provides the necessary basis for the further study of modern English vocabulary with particular reference to linguistic descriptive frameworks and educational contexts. Vocabulary: Applied…

    Paperback – 2012-02-28
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  • Local Literacies

    Reading and Writing in One Community

    By David Barton, Mary Hamilton

    Local Literacies is a unique detailed study of the role of reading and writing in people’s everyday lives. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Lancaster, England, the authors analyse how they use literacy in their day-to-day lives. It follows four people in detail…

    Paperback – 2012-02-24
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  • Verbal Hygiene

    By Deborah Cameron

    In Verbal Hygiene, Deborah Cameron takes a serious look at popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use. Instead of dismissing the practice of ‘verbal hygiene’, as a misguided and pernicious exercise, she argues that popular discourse…

    Paperback – 2012-02-24
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  • Authority in Language

    Investigating Standard English

    By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy

    Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language. James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a…

    Paperback – 2012-02-24
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  • Power and Politeness in the Workplace

    A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work

    By Janet Holmes

    Power and Politeness in the Workplace provides insights into the way we all talk at work. The book contains a wealth of material illustrating the way people communicate with each other in their ordinary everyday encounters in their workplaces. The analysis focuses, in particular, on how and why…

    Paperback – 2003-02-21
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