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Forthcoming Sociolinguistics Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published February 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published February 8th 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...

    To Be Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    To Be Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Metrolingualism

    Language in the City

    By Alastair Pennycook, Emi Otsuji

    In their new book, Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of 'metrolingualism': the use of language in urban contexts by people of differing linguistic backgrounds. Due to increasing urban diversity, the use of language within cities is changing, as more languages and their speakers come into...

    To Be Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    To Be Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge