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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

    Edited by Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

    The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines. Divided into five sections, the...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Languages and Dialects in the U.S.

    Focus on Diversity and Linguistics

    Edited by Marianna Di Paolo, Arthur K. Spears

    Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is a concise introduction to linguistic diversity in the U.S. for students with little to no background in linguistics. The goal of the editors of this collection of fourteen chapters, written by leading experts on the language varieties discussed, is to offer...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages

    By Peter Schrijver

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Grammaticalization and Language Change in Chinese

    A formal view

    By Xiu-Zhi Zoe Wu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Exploring Language Change

    By Mari Jones, Ishtla Singh

    In this student-friendly text, Jones and Singh explore the phenomenon of language change, with a particular focus on the social contexts of its occurrence and possible motivations, including speakers’ intentions and attitudes. Presenting new or little-known data, the authors draw a distinction...

    Published November 16th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Language Change

    By Adrian Beard

    Series: Intertext

    The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite titles. These provide...

    Published February 11th 2004 by Routledge

  8. A Survey of Modern English

    2nd Edition

    By Stephan Gramley, Michael Pátzold

    Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic...

    Published October 15th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Learning English

    Development and Diversity

    Edited by Neil Mercer, Joan Swann

    Series: English Language: Past, Present and Future

    English is learnt, internationally, in a range of diverse settings. This book examines processes of language acquisition in English, as well as what it means to learn English in different parts of the world. It looks at the place of English within formal education, and at some of the...

    Published December 4th 1996 by Routledge

  10. English

    History, Diversity and Change

    Edited by David Graddol, Dick Leith, Joan Swann

    Series: English Language: Past, Present and Future

    The story of English is often presented as one of progress: from a set of Germanic dialects to a fully-fledged national and international language. The emphasis in this book is on the diversity of English throughout its history and the changing social meanings of different varieties of English....

    Published April 3rd 1996 by Routledge