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  1. Analysing Power in Language

    A practical guide

    By Tom Bartlett

    Analysing Power in Language introduces students to a range of analytical techniques for the critical study of texts.Each section of the book provides an in-depth presentation of a different method of analysis with worked examples and texts for students to analyse and discuss. Answer keys are also...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

    4th Edition

    By Janet Holmes

    Series: Learning about Language

    Sociolinguistics is the study of the interaction between language and society. In this classic introductory work, Janet Holmes examines the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social...

    Published January 27th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Language in Public Spaces in Japan

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change

    Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis

    By Tom Bartlett

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards the description of alternative and minority practices that has been labelled Positive...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of English

    Conflict, Competition, Co-existence

    Edited by Ann Hewings, Caroline Tagg

    Series: Worlds of English

    The Politics of English: Conflict, Competition, Co-existence explores policies and practices that affect the use and position of English. The book discusses the ways in which people’s language choices relate to the history, politics, and economies of their local context. Throughout, the focus is...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Applied Linguists Needed

    Cross-disciplinary Networking in Endangered Language Contexts

    Edited by Lida Cope

    It is a fact that the world’s languages are dying at an alarming rate. This comprehensive volume aspires to raise awareness among applied linguists and language practitioners about the needs and concerns of endangered language communities. It suggests that the way forward lies in building language...

    Published January 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Language, Society and Power

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Annabelle Mooney, Jean Stilwell Peccei, Suzanne LaBelle, Berit Engøy Henriksen, Eva Eppler, Anthea Irwin, Pia Pichler, Siân Preece, Satori Soden

    Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text for students studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways in which language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It seeks to answer such...

    Published December 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Linguistic Imperialism Continued

    By Robert Phillipson

    This volume brings together key writings since the 1992 publication of Linguistic Imperialism – Robert Phillipson’s controversial benchmark volume, which triggered a major re-thinking of the English teaching profession by connecting the field to wider political and economic forces. Analyzing how...

    Published January 20th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Official Portraits and Unofficial Counterportraits of At Risk Students

    Writing Spaces in Hard Times

    By Richard J. Meyer

    This book chronicles 5th and 6th grade writers - children of gang members, drug users, poor people, and non-documented and documented immigrants - in a rural school in the southwest US coming into their voices, cultivating those voices, and using those voices in a variety of venues, beginning with...

    Published October 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Literacy and Power

    By Hilary Janks

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    Hilary Janks addresses key questions about literacy and power in this landmark text that is both engaging and accessible. Her central argument is that competing orientations to critical literacy education - domination (power), access, diversity, design - foreground one over the other, but are...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge