Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • A Forensic Linguistic Approach to Legal Disclosures

    ERISA Cash Balance Conversion Cases and the Contextual Dynamics of Deception

    By James Stratman

    This book is a scholarly work of forensic linguistics that demonstrates how the principles of Gricean pragmatics and their recent elaboration in Information Manipulation Theory (IMT) can be of use to courts faced with deciding cases of allegedly fraudulent disclosure documents. The usual goal of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-29 
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  • Metonymy and Language

    A New Theory of Linguistic Processing

    By Charles Denroche

    Metonymy and Language presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to…

    Hardback – 2014-12-19
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  • Conceptualizing Metaphors

    On Charles Peirce’s Marginalia

    By Ivan Mladenov

    The enigmatic thought of Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914), considered by many to be one of the great philosophers of all time, involves inquiry not only into virtually all branches and sources of modern semiotics, physics, cognitive sciences, and mathematics, but also logic, which he understood to be…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02
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  • The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes

    By Graeme Ritchie

    This book starts from three observations. First, the use of humour is a complex, puzzling, and idiosyncratically human form of behaviour (and hence is of scientific interest). Second, there is currently no theory of how humour works. Third, one useful step towards a theory of humour is to analyze…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
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  • Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages

    By Peter Schrijver

    History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the…

    Hardback – 2013-10-29
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  • Relational Semantics and the Anatomy of Abstraction

    By Tamar Sovran

    This book presents a study of meaning relations, linking the philosophical tradition of conceptual analysis with recent theories and methodologies in cognitive semantics. Its main concern is the extent to which analyzing meaning relations between cognate words reveal the infrastructure of the…

    Hardback – 2013-09-10
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  • The Irish Language in Ireland

    From Goídel to Globalisation

    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

    This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on contemporary society. The possibilities and limitations of the craft of language planning for the revival of the Irish language are outlined and the…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
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  • Metaphor and Reconciliation

    The Discourse Dynamics of Empathy in Post-Conflict Conversations

    By Lynne J. Cameron

    Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo Berry had her first conversation with the man responsible. She had made a long journey, ‘walking the footsteps of the bombers’ as she put it, determined not to give in to anger and revenge but to try to understand his motivations and…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
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  • Structure in Language

    A Dynamic Perspective

    By Thomas Berg

    This book examines one of the allegedly unique features of human language: structure sensitivity. Its point of departure is the distinction between content and structural units, which are defined in psycholinguistic terms. The focus of the book is on structural representations, in particular their…

    Paperback – 2012-09-20
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  • Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends

    By Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez

    This book approaches the topic of false friends from a theoretical perspective, arguing that false friends carry out a positive role as a cognitive device, mainly in literature and jokes, and suggesting some pragmatic strategies in order to restore the original sense of a text/utterance when a…

    Paperback – 2010-11-09
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  • Lesbian Discourses

    Images of a Community

    By Veronika Koller

    Lesbian Discourses is the first book-length treatment of lesbian text and discourse. It looks at what changing images of community American and British lesbian authors have communicated since 1970, how this change can be traced in texts such as pamphlets, magazines and blogs, and why this…

    Paperback – 2010-06-07
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  • The Linguistics of Laughter

    A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

    By Alan Partington

    The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ‘laughter-talk’ (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington…

    Paperback – 2009-10-13
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  • Style and Ideology in Translation

    Latin American Writing in English

    By Jeremy Munday

    Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book investigates the style, or ‘voice,’ of English language translations of twentieth-century Latin American writing, including fiction, political speeches, and film. Existing models of stylistic analysis, supported at times by computer-assisted…

    Paperback – 2009-06-16
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  • The Communication of Leadership

    The Design of Leadership Style

    By Jonathan Charteris-Black

    With the crisis of leadership in the western democracies, there has been a growth of interest in how leaders outside of the west emerge and consolidate their positions. This book analyses the communication strategies of six charismatic non-western leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Fidel…

    Paperback – 2008-09-15
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  • Clause Structure and Verb Syntax in Scandinavian and English

    By Dianne Jonas

    In this volume, Jonas explores clause structure and syntax in Scandinavian and English.…

    Hardback – 2007-06-15
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  • Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men

    By Paul Baker

    Polari is a secret form of language mainly used by homosexual men in London and other cities during the twentieth century. Derived in part from the slang lexicons of numerous stigmatised and itinerant groups, Polari was also a means of socialising, acting out camp performances and reconstructing a…

    Hardback – 2002-08-01
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