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  1. A Cultural History of the English Language

    By Gerry Knowles

    Series: The English Language Series

    This book presents a new interpretation of the history of English. Access to large corpuses of English has allowed scholars to assess the minutiae of linguistic change with much greater precision than before, often pinpointing the beginnings of linguistic innovations in place and time. The author...

    Published May 30th 1997 by Routledge

  2. A Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

    By Larry Trask

    Series: Arnold Student Reference

    The terminology used in linguistics can be confusing for those encountering the subject for the first time. This dictionary provides accessible and authoritative explanations of the terms and concepts currently in use in all the major areas of language and linguistics, (pronunciation, word...

    Published May 2nd 1997 by Routledge

  3. English Accents and Dialects

    An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles, Fifth Edition

    By Arthur Hughes, Peter Trudgill, Dominic Watt

    Series: The English Language Series

    English Accents and Dialects is an essential guide to contemporary social and regional varieties of English spoken in the British Isles today. Together with invaluable overviews of numerous regional accents and dialects, this fifth edition provides a detailed description of key features of...

    Published April 27th 2012 by Routledge

  4. English in Modern Times

    By Joan C Beal

    English in Modern Times describes the development of the English language from 1700 until 1945, and argues that it is in the course of this later modern English period that the characteristics of 'modern' English evolved. This is the first undergraduate text to cover the whole of this important...

    Published August 27th 2004 by Routledge

  5. English Transcription Course

    By Maria Lecumberri, J. A. Maidment

    Have you ever been confused by the fact that the words 'though' and 'bough' are pronounced differently, or frustrated by the realisation that 'hint' and 'pint' don't rhyme? It is well known that the spelling system of English is notoriously unhelpful as an indicator of how to pronounce English...

    Published February 25th 2000 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Language Theory and Practice

    By Lia Litosseliti

    The book introduces both theoretical and applied perspectives, identifying and explaining the relevant frameworks and drawing on a range of activities/examples of how gender is constructed in discourse. The book is divided into three parts. Part I covers the historical background to the...

    Published January 27th 2006 by Routledge

  7. International English

    A guide to the varieties of Standard English, 5th Edition

    By Peter Trudgill, Jean Hannah

    Series: The English Language Series

    From Scotland to Singapore, Canada to the Channel Islands, Namibia to New Zealand and beyond, International English takes you on a fascinating journey through the varieties of Standard English spoken around the world. Comparisons across the varieties provide a comprehensive guide to differences in...

    Published May 30th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Language Teacher Education

    By Jon Roberts

    'Language Teacher Education' is an introduction to language teacher training and development for teachers and providers in pre-service and in-service programmes. The text outlines the main theories of human learning and applies them to teacher education. Based on a broadly social constructivist...

    Published December 24th 1997 by Routledge

  9. Research Methods for English Language Teachers

    By Jo McDonough, Steven McDonough

    This book offers a lively introduction to the research methods and techniques available to English language teachers who wish to investigate aspects of their own practice. It covers qualitative and quantitative methodology and includes sections on observation, introspection, diary studies,...

    Published January 31st 1997 by Routledge

  10. The English Writing System

    By Vivian J Cook, Vivian J Cook

    Series: The English Language Series

    English is increasingly becoming the world's lingua franca. If we are not native speakers of one of the many varieties of English, then we may be students of English, or use English regularly for academic or business purposes. The English Language series, which is international in focus, aims to...

    Published January 30th 2004 by Routledge

  11. The History of English

    A Student's Guide

    By Ishtla Singh

    The History of English provides an accessible introduction to the changes that English has undergone from its Indo-European beginnings to the present day. The text looks at the major periods in the history of English, and provides for each a socio-historical context, an overview of the relevant...

    Published March 31st 2005 by Routledge

  12. World Englishes

    2nd Edition

    By Gunnel Melchers, Philip Shaw

    Series: The English Language Series

    World Englishes, Second Edition provides you with an engaging overview of the global variations in vocabulary, grammar, phonology and pragmatics of English as it is used worldwide.It introduces you to the principles of linguistics variation and provides coverage on the roots of English (...

    Published May 27th 2011 by Routledge