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Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of sociolinguistics. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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  1. White Hip Hoppers, Language and Identity in Post-Modern America

    By Cecelia Cutler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book examines language and identity among White American middle and upper-middle class youth who affiliate with Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop youth engage in practices that range from the consumption of rap music and fashion to practices like MC-ing (writing and performing raps or "rhymes"), DJ-ing...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders

    The Politics and Place of English as a World Language

    By Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace

    By François Grin, Claudio Sfreddo, François Vaillancourt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book proposes a path-breaking study of the economics of multilingualism at work, proposing a systematic approach to the identification and measurement of the ways in which language skills and economic performance are related. Using the instruments of economic investigation, but also...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Stories and Social Media

    Identities and Interaction

    By Ruth E. Page

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book examines everyday stories of personal experience that are published online in contemporary forms of social media. Taking examples from discussion boards, blogs, social network sites, microblogging sites, wikis, collaborative and participatory storytelling projects, Ruth Page explores how...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. English Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context

    Developing and Contextually Framing the Transition Theory

    By Michael Hadzantonis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book investigates, from a sociocultural, linguistic, and pedagogical perspective, the conceptual and pragmatic frameworks that characterize secondary language learning in a Northeast Asian context. Hadzantonis contextualizes these salient domains through an engagement with social and cultural...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Markets of English

    Linguistic Capital and Language Policy in a Globalizing World

    By Joseph Sung-Yul Park, Lionel Wee

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    The global spread of English both reproduces and reinforces oppressive structures of inequality. But such structures can no longer be seen as imposed from an imperial center, as English is now actively adopted and appropriated in local contexts around the world. This book argues that such...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Bilingual Pre-Teens

    Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany

    By Janet M. Fuller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This volume examines the connection between socio-economic class and bilingual practices, a previously under-researched area, through looking at differences in bilingual settings that are classified as "immigrant" or "elite" and are thus linked to socio-economic class categories. Fuller chooses for...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Language and Citizenship in Japan

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    The relationship between language and citizenship in Japan has traditionally been regarded as a fixed tripartite: ‘Japanese citizenship’ means ‘Japanese ethnicity,’ which in turn means ‘Japanese as one’s first language.’ Historically, most non-Japanese who have chosen to take out citizenship have...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender Representation in Learning Materials: International Perspectives
    Edited by Sara Mills, Abolaji S. Mustapha
    To Be Published May 1st 2015

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