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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition

    Edited by Peter Robinson

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition offers a user-friendly, authoritative survey of terms and constructs that are important to understanding research in second language acquisition (SLA) and its applications. The Encyclopedia is designed for use as a reference tool by students...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Students’ Writing in English

    Implications from a corpus-driven study

    By Maria Leedham

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Chinese students are the largest international student group in UK universities today, yet little is known about their undergraduate writing and the challenges they face. Drawing on the British Academic Written English corpus - a large corpus of proficient undergraduate student writing collected in...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Syntax

    4th Edition

    By Maggie Tallerman

    Series: Understanding Language

    Understanding Syntax explains and illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax....

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Rhetoric of the Right

    Language Change and the Spread of the Market

    By David George

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This study seeks to demonstrate the subtle ways in which changes in the language associated with economic issues are reflective of a gradual but quantifiable conservative ideological shift. In this rigorous analysis, David George uses as his data a century of word usage within The New York Times,...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Talking Criminal Justice

    Language and the Just Society

    By Michael J Coyle

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    The words we use to talk about justice have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. As the first in-depth, ethnographic study of language, Talking Criminal Justice examines the speech of moral entrepreneurs to illustrate how our justice language encourages social control and punishment. This...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Allomorphy in Inflexion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this book broke new ground in research on inflectional morphology. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of languages, it shows that this was not just a phenomenon left over from obsolete phonological processes but a subject deserving of more respect. The book proposes...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Foreign Accent Syndromes

    The stories people have to tell

    By Jack Ryalls, Nick Miller

    What does it feel like to wake up one day speaking with a foreign accent from a country one has never visited? Why does someone wake up doing this? This book seeks to portray the broad and diverse experiences of individuals with a rare neurological speech disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome (...

    Published August 17th 2014 by Psychology Press

  8. Time in Language

    By Wolfgang Klein

    This book looks at the various ways in which time is reflected in natural language. All natural languages have developed a rich repetoire of devices to express time, but linguists have tended to concentrate on tense and aspect, rather than discourse principles. Klein considers the four main ways in...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Linguistic Epidemiology

    Semantics and Grammar of Language Contact in Mainland Southeast Asia

    By N.J. Enfield

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics

    This important new study examines in detail a semantic-pragmatic pattern surrounding the basic verb 'acquire' in nearly 30 Southeast Asian languages, concentrating on Lao, Vietnamese, Khmer, Kmhmu, Hmong, and varieties of Chinese.The book makes a significant contribution to empirical work on...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Women, Language and Linguistics

    Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

    By Julia S. Falk

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    Rather than the standard American story of an increasingly triumphant march of scientific inquiry towards structural phonology, Women, Language and Linguistics reveals linguistics where its purpose was communication; the appeal of languages lay in their diversity; and the authority of language lay...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge