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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.

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  1. Vocabulary

    Applied Linguistic Perspectives

    By Ronald Carter

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    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...

    Published February 28th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Local Literacies

    Reading and Writing in One Community

    By David Barton, Mary Hamilton

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    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...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Verbal Hygiene

    By Deborah Cameron

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    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...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Authority in Language

    Investigating Standard English

    By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    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...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Power and Politeness in the Workplace

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    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...

    Published February 21st 2003 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Power and Politeness in the Workplace, 2nd Edition
    By Janet Holmes, Maria Stubbe
    To Be Published April 1st 2015

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