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Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  1. Clause Structure and Verb Syntax in Scandinavian and English

    By Dianne Jonas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    In this volume, Jonas explores clause structure and syntax in Scandinavian and English....

    Published June 14th 2007 by Routledge

  2. The Communication of Leadership

    The Design of Leadership Style

    By Jonathan Charteris-Black

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    With the crisis of leadership in the western democracies, there has been a growth of interest in how leaders outside of the west emerge and consolidate their positions. This book analyses the communication strategies of six charismatic non-western leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Fidel...

    Published October 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  3. Conceptualizing Metaphors

    On Charles Peirce’s Marginalia

    By Ivan Mladenov

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    The enigmatic thought of Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914), considered by many to be one of the great philosophers of all time, involves inquiry not only into virtually all branches and sources of modern semiotics, physics, cognitive sciences, and mathematics, but also logic, which he understood to be...

    Published October 20th 2005 by Routledge

  4. The Irish Language in Ireland

    From Goídel to Globalisation

    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on contemporary society. The possibilities and limitations of the craft of language planning for the revival of the Irish language are outlined and the...

    Published January 17th 2005 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Lesbian Discourses

    Images of a Community

    By Veronika Koller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    Lesbian Discourses is the first book-length treatment of lesbian text and discourse. It looks at what changing images of community American and British lesbian authors have communicated since 1970, how this change can be traced in texts such as pamphlets, magazines and blogs, and why this...

    Published January 28th 2008 by Routledge

  7. The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes

    By Graeme Ritchie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book starts from three observations. First, the use of humour is a complex, puzzling, and idiosyncratically human form of behaviour (and hence is of scientific interest). Second, there is currently no theory of how humour works. Third, one useful step towards a theory of humour is to analyze...

    Published October 16th 2003 by Routledge

  8. The Linguistics of Laughter

    A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

    By Alan Partington

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ‘laughter-talk’ (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington...

    Published July 13th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Metaphor and Reconciliation

    The Discourse Dynamics of Empathy in Post-Conflict Conversations

    By Lynne J. Cameron

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo Berry had her first conversation with the man responsible. She had made a long journey, ‘walking the footsteps of the bombers’ as she put it, determined not to give in to anger and revenge but to try to understand his motivations and...

    Published November 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Phonology and Morphology of Tamil

    By Prathima Christdas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This study provides a detailed description of the Kanniyakumari dialect of Tamil within the theoretical framework of Lexical Phonology. This work, which includes a careful analysis of the segments, syllables, morphemes, and noun and verb morphology, remains one of the very few accounts of a spoken...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  11. Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men

    By Paul Baker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    Polari is a secret form of language mainly used by homosexual men in London and other cities during the twentieth century. Derived in part from the slang lexicons of numerous stigmatised and itinerant groups, Polari was also a means of socialising, acting out camp performances and reconstructing a...

    Published August 1st 2002 by Routledge

  12. Relational Semantics and the Anatomy of Abstraction

    By Tamar Sovran

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book presents a study of meaning relations, linking the philosophical tradition of conceptual analysis with recent theories and methodologies in cognitive semantics. Its main concern is the extent to which analyzing meaning relations between cognate words reveal the infrastructure of the...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends

    By Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book approaches the topic of false friends from a theoretical perspective, arguing that false friends carry out a positive role as a cognitive device, mainly in literature and jokes, and suggesting some pragmatic strategies in order to restore the original sense of a text/utterance when a...

    Published July 19th 2007 by Routledge

  14. Structure in Language

    A Dynamic Perspective

    By Thomas Berg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book examines one of the allegedly unique features of human language: structure sensitivity. Its point of departure is the distinction between content and structural units, which are defined in psycholinguistic terms. The focus of the book is on structural representations, in particular their...

    Published November 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  15. Style and Ideology in Translation

    Latin American Writing in English

    By Jeremy Munday

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book investigates the style, or ‘voice,’ of English language translations of twentieth-century Latin American writing, including fiction, political speeches, and film. Existing models of stylistic analysis, supported at times by computer-assisted...

    Published September 27th 2007 by Routledge