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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Japanese Linguistics

    Critcal Concepts in Linguistics


    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Edited by J. R. Martin, Y. J. Doran
    To Be Published March 30th 2015
  2. Language Testing and Assessment
    Edited by Antony John Kunnan
    To Be Published April 8th 2015
  3. Language Isolates
    Edited by Stefan Georg
    To Be Published April 9th 2015
  4. Language Policy and Planning
    Edited by Thomas Ricento
    To Be Published September 14th 2015
  5. Multimodality
    Edited by Sigrid Norris
    To Be Published November 14th 2015
  6. Transeurasian Linguistics CC 4V
    Edited by Martine Robbeets
    To Be Published December 14th 2015
  7. Stylistics
    Edited by Michael Burke
    To Be Published February 14th 2016

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