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New and Published Books

  1. Language Variation and Change

    Edited by Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's ...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Psychology of Science Text Comprehension

    Edited by José Otero, José A. León, Arthur C. Graesser

    This volume's goal is to provide readers with up-to-date information on the research and theory of scientific text comprehension. It is widely acknowledged that the comprehension of science and technological artifacts is very difficult for both children and adults. The material is conceptually...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Understanding Syntax

    4th Edition

    By Maggie Tallerman

    Series: Understanding Language

    Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint is taken throughout. Starting with an overview of what syntax is, the book moves on to an explanation of...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  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. 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

  8. The Dialects of Italy

    Edited by Dr Martin Maiden, Martin Maiden, Mair Parry

    This book makes accessible the major structural features of the dialects of Italy and emphasises the importance of a detailed understanding of the dialects for issues in general linguistic theory. Selected contents include: * Phonology * Morphology * Syntax * Lexis * The Dialect Areas *...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Unspeakable Sentences (Routledge Revivals)

    Narration and Representation in the Language of Fiction

    By Ann Banfield

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1982, this title grew from a series of essays on various aspects of narrative style; the result is a finished product that melds literary theory with linguistic methodology. It is argued that, where linguistic theory intersects with literary theory, it is narrative that provides...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition

    By Shawn Loewen

    Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), defined as any type of learning that occurs as a result of the manipulating the...

    Published July 20th 2014 by Routledge