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New and Published Books

  1. An Encyclopedia of Swearing

    The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World

    By Geoffrey Hughes

    This is the only encyclopedia and social history of swearing and foul language in the English-speaking world. It covers the various social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults in the entire range of the English language. While the emphasis is on American and British English,...

    Published July 14th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Varieties of Modern English

    An Introduction

    By Diane Davies

    Series: Learning about Language

    The 'story' of English is continually re-told and re-written, as more and more people use the language and have a part in shaping the way it develops. Varieties of Modern English provides a critical introduction to the study of regional, social, gendered, context- and medium-related varieties of...

    Published April 6th 2005 by Routledge

  3. The Earliest English

    An Introduction to Old English Language

    By Chris Mccully, Sharon Hilles

    Series: Learning about Language

    The Earliest English provides a student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. Using non-technical language, the book covers basic terminology, the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to the emergence and...

    Published September 8th 2004 by Routledge

  4. A History of English Negation

    By Gabriella Mazzon

    Series: Longman Linguistics Library

    Negation is one of the main functions in human communication.A History of English Negation is the first book to analyse English negation over the whole of its documented history, using a wide database and accessible terminology. After an introductory chapter, the book analyses evidence from the...

    Published March 10th 2004 by Routledge

  5. Problems and Perspectives

    Studies in the Modern French Language

    By Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Janice Carruthers, Rosalind Temple

    Series: Longman Linguistics Library

    Problems and Perspectives- Studies in the Modern French Language looks at a number of interesting or problematic areas in the phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis of the French language and encourages the reader to think critically about different ways of approaching, describing and explaining...

    Published December 28th 2000 by Routledge

  6. The History of the English Language

    A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

    By David Burnley

    This second edition of The History of the English Language- A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the origins and development of the English language. First published in 1992, the book contains over fifty illustrative passages, drawn from the oldest English to the twentieth...

    Published May 30th 2000 by Routledge

  7. History of Linguistics Vol III

    Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics

    By Giulio C. Lepschy

    Series: Longman Linguistics Library

    TheHistory of Linguistics, to be published in five volumes, aims to provide the reader with an authoritative and comprehensive account of the attitudes to language prevailing in different civilizations and in different periods by examining the very varied development of linguistic thought in the...

    Published November 10th 1997 by Routledge

  8. The English Language

    Structure and Development

    By S.S. Hussey

    The 'correct' use of English has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. But what defines 'correctness' in our use of language? And how has this altered over time? In this authoritative survey of the history of the English language, the author examines how linguistic traditions have...

    Published August 22nd 1995 by Routledge

  9. Linguistic History of Italian, A

    By Martin Maiden

    Series: Longman Linguistics Library

    A Linguistic History of Italian offers a clear and concise explanation of why modern Italian grammar has become the way it is. It focuses on the effects of historical changes on the modern structure of Italian, revealing patterns and structures which are not always apparent to those who are only...

    Published January 8th 1995 by Routledge

  10. A History of American English

    By J.L. Dillard

    Series: Longman Linguistics Library

    This impressive volume provides a chronological, narrative account of the development of American English from its earliest origins to the present day....

    Published March 15th 1992 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Language Isolates
    Edited by Stefan Georg
    To Be Published April 9th 2015
  2. Anaphoric Relations in English and French: A Discourse Perspective
    By Francis Cornish
    To Be Published July 1st 2015
  3. Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics
    Edited by Abbas Benmamoun, Reem Bassiouney
    To Be Published January 3rd 2016
  4. Understanding Historical Linguistics
    By Kate Burridge, Alexander Bergs
    To Be Published January 31st 2016

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