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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 214 new and published books in the subject of Sociolinguistics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Adult Language Education and Migration

    Challenging agendas in policy and practice

    Edited by James Simpson, Anne Whiteside

    Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging Agendas in Policy and Practice provides a lively and critical examination of policy and practice in language education for adult migrants around the world, showing how opportunities for learning the language of a new country both shape and are...

    Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Metrolingualism

    Language in the City

    By Alastair Pennycook, Emi Otsuji

    This book is about language and the city. Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. Cities and languages...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy

    Latino Migrants Crossing the Linguistic Border, Expanded Edition

    By Tomás Mario Kalmar

    How do "illegal aliens" chart the speech sounds of colloquial English? This book is timeless in offering an unusually direct entry into how a group of Mexican fruit pickers analyze their first encounter with local American speech in a tiny rural Midwestern community in the United States. Readers...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies

    Sociocultural Contexts of Literacy Development in Adolescents

    Edited by Daniella Molle, Edynn Sato, Timothy Boals, Carol A. Hedgspeth

    Shifting the discourse from a focus on academic language to the more dynamic but less researched construct of academic literacies, this volume addresses three key questions: • What constitutes academic literacy? • What does academic literacy development in adolescent multilingual students look...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Social Linguistics and Literacies

    Ideology in Discourses, 5th Edition

    By James Gee

    In its first edition, Social Linguistics and Literacies was a major contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary field of sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, and was one of the founding texts of the ‘New Literacy Studies’. This book serves as a classic introduction to the study of...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Markets of English

    Linguistic Capital and Language Policy in a Globalizing World

    By Joseph Sung-Yul Park, Lionel Wee

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    The global spread of English both reproduces and reinforces oppressive structures of inequality. But such structures can no longer be seen as imposed from an imperial center, as English is now actively adopted and appropriated in local contexts around the world. This book argues that such...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement

    By Katrina M. Powell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    In this book, Powell examines the ways that identities are constructed in displacement narratives based on cases of eminent domain, natural disaster, and civil unrest, attending specifically to the rhetorical strategies employed as barriers and boundaries intersect with individual lives. She...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Language, Literacy and Diversity

    Moving Words

    Edited by Christopher Stroud, Mastin Prinsloo

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

    Language, Literacy and Diversity brings together researchers who are leading the innovative and important re-theorization of language and literacy in relation to social mobility, multilingualism and globalization. The volume examines local and global flows of people, language and literacy in...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

    By Paul Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Power and Politeness in the Workplace

    A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work, 2nd Edition

    By Janet Holmes, Maria Stubbe

    Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics

    Power and Politeness in the Workplace has become established as a seminal text for courses in language and professional communication. Co-authored by bestselling author Janet Holmes, this text provides insights into the way we all talk at work, including a wealth of material illustrating the way...

    Published February 4th 2015 by Routledge