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New and Published Books

  1. 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 February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia

    By William B. McGregor

    The Kimberley, the far north-west of Australia, is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the continent. Some fifty-five Aboriginal languages belonging to five different families are spoken within its borders. Few of these languages are currently being passed on to children, most of whom...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Language, Identity and Conflict

    A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia

    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This innovative study of language and identity in recent and contemporary cases of ethnic conflict in Europe and Eurasia sets out a response to the limitations in the fields of linguistics and political science. Using examples of language policy and planning in conflict situations, it examines the...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 5th 2015 by Routledge

  9. I. A. Richards (Routledge Revivals)

    His Life and Work

    By John Paul Russo

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A pioneering critic, educator, and poet, I. A. Richards (1893-1979) helped the English-speaking world decide not only what to read but how to read it. Acknowledged "father" of New Criticism, he produced the most systematic body of critical writing in the English language since Coleridge. His method...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Language, Society and Power

    An Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Annabelle Mooney, Betsy Evans

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

    Published January 16th 2015 by Routledge