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Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Routledges 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Morphology

    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by Francis Katamba

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This six-volume collection draws together the most significant contributions to morphological theory and analysis which all serious students of morphology should be aware of. By comparing the stances taken by the different schools about the important issues, the reader will be able to judge the...

    Published December 11th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Semantics

    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by Javier Gutirrez-Rexach

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Semantics is a key concept in linguistic theory, concerning the analysis and description of the meaning of linguistic expressions. This collection contains a selection of the most important contributions to semantic theory ranging from Gottlob Frege's essay On Sense and Reference written in 1892,...

    Published October 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  8. Lexicography

    Critical Concepts

    Edited by R.R.K. Hartmann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Lexicography is a growing academic specialization, with both a practical and a theoretical branch, numerous perspectives, and interdisciplinary significance. This collection draws together the most important and influential work in the field of lexicography.As well as a new general introduction...

    Published June 26th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Critical Discourse Analysis

    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by Michael Toolan

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Over the last decade, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has accrued an exceptional amount of attention across a wide number of academic disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.In almost every field of human activity, we are surrounded by and caught up in a network of texts and...

    Published May 23rd 2002 by Routledge

  10. Phonology

    Critical Concepts

    Edited by Charles W. Kreidler

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Phonology: Critical Concepts, the first such anthology to appear in thirty years and the largest ever published, brings together over a hundred previously published book chapters and articles from professional journals. These have been chosen for their importance in the exploration of theoretical...

    Published October 19th 2000 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Language Variation and Change
    Edited by Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron
    To Be Published September 8th 2014
  2. Language Isolates
    Edited by Stefan Georg
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  3. Language Testing and Assessment
    Edited by Antony John Kunnan
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  4. English for Academic Purposes
    Edited by Helen Basturkmen
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  5. Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Edited by James R Martin, Yaegan Doran
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  6. Transeurasian Linguistics CC 4V
    Edited by Martine Robbeets
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  7. Language, Politics and Diversity in China CC 4V
    Edited by Fengyuan Ji
    To Be Published May 14th 2015

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