Skip to Content

Book Series

Language Workbooks

Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class. Language Workbooks:

  • teach through 'hands-on' language analysis, exercises with answer keys
  • give a balanced insight into basic linguistic theory
  • apply basic analytical skills to a wide range of data
  • explain all technical concepts clearly and simply
  • are written by experienced teachers in the field.

New and Published Books

11-17 of 17 results in Language Workbooks
  1. Vocabulary

    By Laurie Bauer

    Series: Language Workbooks

    Routledge Language Workbooks are practical introductions to specific areas of language for absolute beginners. They provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further study. Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class.Vocabulary:* covers...

    Published March 19th 1998 by Routledge

  2. History of English

    By Jonathan Culpeper

    Series: Language Workbooks

    History of English: * covers the development of the English language from the 5th century to the present day* contains a `mini-corpus' of texts, used for exercises and to illustrate points raised in the commentary* introduces key linguistic concepts* provides `discussion points' to generate debate*...

    Published July 3rd 1997 by Routledge

  3. English Spelling

    By Edward Carney

    Series: Language Workbooks

    English Spelling explores the rules and conventions on which present-day English spelling is based.This Language Workbook:* Examines how speech-sounds map onto each other* Explores the extent to which words sound identical or look identical* Analyzes various kinds of spelling mistakes* Looks at the...

    Published July 3rd 1997 by Routledge

  4. Text and Discourse Analysis

    By Raphael Salkie

    Series: Language Workbooks

    A practical, `user-friendly' guide to the issues and methods associated with text and discourse analysis. Text and Discourse Analysis: * examines a wide variety of authentic texts including news stories, adverts, novels, official forms, instruction manuals and textbooks* contains numerous practical...

    Published August 31st 1995 by Routledge

  5. Word Meaning

    By Richard Hudson

    Series: Language Workbooks

    In Word Meaning, Richard Hudson introduces readers to the techniques of lexical semantic analysis.Word Meaning:* is based on a problem-solving approach to language* introduces readers to the technical terminology and basic principles associated with the analysis of word meaning* shows students how...

    Published May 25th 1995 by Routledge

  6. Style

    By John Haynes

    Series: Language Workbooks

    In Style, John Haynes provides a lively introduction to the study of expression in relation to meaning. Style: * introduces readers to the key areas in the study of style through practical exercises* encourages an interest in and sensitivity to words and structures* enables students to recognize...

    Published May 18th 1995 by Routledge

  7. Language Change

    By Larry Trask

    Series: Language Workbooks

    In Language Change , R. L. Trask uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change. Language Change: covers the most frequent types of language change and how languages are born and die uses data-based exercises to show how languages change looks...

    Published April 28th 1994 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Pragmatics
    By Jean Stilwell Peccei
    To Be Published July 7th 2015
  2. Word Structure
    By Richard Coates
    To Be Published July 7th 2015
  3. History of English, 3rd Edition
    By Jonathan Culpeper
    To Be Published August 10th 2015

Search for Book Series