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  1. Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts

    Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond

    Edited by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Heli Paulasto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    In this book, contributors have been brought together to discuss the role of two major factors shaping the grammars of different varieties of English (and of other languages) all over the world: so-called vernacular universals and contact-induced change. Rather than assuming a general typological...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. A History of the English Language

    6th Edition

    By Albert C Baugh, Thomas Cable

    **NOT FOR SALE IN THE USA, CANADA OR THE PHILIPPINES** A History of the English Language explores the linguistic and cultural development of English from the Roman conquest of England to the present day to provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of its history. This...

    Published August 17th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Authority in Language

    Investigating Standard English

    By James Milroy, Lesley Milroy

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language. James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The History of English

    An Introduction

    By Stephan Gramley

    The History of English: An Introduction provides a chronological analysis of the linguistic, social, and cultural development of the English language from before its establishment in Britain around the year 450 to the present. Each chapter represents a new stage in the development of the language...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. English in the World

    History, Diversity, Change

    Edited by Philip Seargeant, Joan Swann

    English in the World: History, Diversity, Change examines the English language as it has developed through history and is used across the globe today. The first half of the book outlines the history of the language from its fifth-century roots through its development as a national, a colonial, and...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Origins

    A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

    By Eric Partridge

    This dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of...

    Published August 26th 2008 by Routledge

  7. History of English

    A Resource Book for Students

    By Dan McIntyre

    Series: Routledge English Language Introductions

    History of English provides students with the historical and contextual background to the study of English and answers the questions of why and how the English language has come to be written and spoken as it is today. This book provides a fresh perspective and innovative insight into an...

    Published July 30th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Concise Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

    By P.R. Wilkinson

    This absorbing collection of metaphors includes a variety of expressions with figurative meanings, like similes, proverbs, slang and catchphrases. It is the result of a lifetime of work on dialect and metaphor and gives an overview of the folk wisdom expressed in figurative expressions. The author...

    Published October 29th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Redesigning English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sharon Goodman, David Graddol, Theresa Lillis

    This fully updated edition of Redesigning English explores the innovative uses of English from early manuscripts to post-colonial literature, creative writing and developments in new media. Focusing on how English has, and continues to evolve through its global status, there is a strong emphasis on...

    Published April 16th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Learning English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Neil Mercer, Joan Swann, Barbara Mayor

    Learning English focuses on young children's acquisition of spoken and written English in monolingual and bilingual contexts and explores the debates surrounding English in schools and colleges, and the often controversial nature of the English curriculum in different parts of the world. ...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. History of English, 3rd Edition
    By Jonathan Culpeper
    To Be Published August 10th 2015
  2. A History of the English Language
    By Michael Adams, Anne Curzan
    To Be Published February 15th 2016

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