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Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics series provides authoritative reprints of the discipline's best and most influential scholarship. This series looks at language from the point of view of the user, at the choices made and the constraints encountered when we use language. Edited by experts in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts and themes into their historical context, as well as providing students and researchers with a snapshot of contemporary debates and current thinking.

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  1. Translation Studies

    Edited by Mona Baker

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Translation Studies has emerged as a thriving interdisciplinary and international area of scholarship. Its rapid growth has been accompanied by diverse forms of translation research and commentary, most falling within, or crossing, traditional academic disciplines such as linguistics, literary...

    Published July 7th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Computer-Assisted Language Learning

    Edited by Philip Hubbard

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Serious work using computers to support language teaching and learning began in the 1960s, but it was not until the beginning of the 1980s when microcomputers began to proliferate that groups of practitioners began forming professional groups and a formal identification of the field occurred....

    Published May 18th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Sociolinguistics

    Edited by Nikolas Coupland, Adam Jaworski

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This title is a new collection in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics series. In six volumes, it provides a critical synthesis of the key ideas, findings, methods, and approaches that make up the interdisciplinary field of sociolinguistics. It includes both classic texts and contemporary...

    Published December 12th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Contact Languages

    Edited by John Holm, Susanne Michaelis

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Contact has always been a normal part of the development of languages, from those of ancient empires, those of colonial expansion, and to those of our globalizing planet today. Pidgin and creole studies have merged with the study of other language contact phenomena (adult second-language...

    Published October 27th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Lexicology

    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by Patrick W Hanks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new Routledge Major Work is a six-volume collection of nearly one hundred papers, articles, and extracts covering every aspect of lexicology. It ranges over philosophy of language, prototype theory, artificial intelligence, cognitive linguistics, systemic linguistics, structuralism (European...

    Published August 7th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Corpus Linguistics

    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by Wolfgang Teubert, Ramesh Krishnamurthy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Corpora—large collections of written and/or spoken text stored and accessed electronically—provide the means of investigating language that is of growing importance academically and professionally. Corpora are now routinely used in the following fields: the production of dictionaries and other...

    Published June 14th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Comparative Grammar

    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by Ian Roberts

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    The study of comparative grammar has long been a concern of linguistic theory. To the extent that, by studying the aspects of grammar which vary, we might arrive at an idea of what does not vary, this study can be seen as one way of studying universals of grammar. Although it has antecedents in the...

    Published December 21st 2006 by Routledge

  8. Syntax

    Edited by Robert Freidin, Howard Lasnik

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This collection covers the fundamental concepts and analytic tools of generative transformational syntax of the last half century, from Chomsky's Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (1951) to the present day. It makes available, in one place, key published material on important areas such as phrase...

    Published August 9th 2006 by Routledge

  9. World Englishes

    Edited by Kingsley Bolton, Braj Kachru

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    The study of World Englishes has seen a revolutionary shift during the last twenty years. Before 1980, there was a general assumption within Britain, the United States and many other societies where English was taught, that the primary target was the 'Standard English' of Britain. However, during...

    Published December 9th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Japanese Linguistics

    Critcal Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by NATSUKO TSUJIMURA

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Traditionally, linguistic research has focused on the Indo-European language family - particularly English - and languages like Japanese and Chinese have not been pursued in theoretical developments. However, once scholars started to pay more attention to Japanese, its similarities to and...

    Published March 31st 2005 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Language Policy and Planning
    Edited by Thomas Ricento
    To Be Published October 16th 2015
  2. Language and the Media
    Edited by Helen Kelly Holmes
    To Be Published November 15th 2015
  3. Multimodality
    Edited by Sigrid Norris
    To Be Published November 15th 2015
  4. Stylistics
    Edited by Michael Burke
    To Be Published February 15th 2016
  5. Vocabulary
    Edited by Stuart Webb
    To Be Published March 15th 2016
  6. Transeurasian Linguistics CC 4V
    Edited by Martine Robbeets
    To Be Published April 15th 2016

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