This series is our home for innovative research in the field of sociolinguistics. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.
Against Accent Discrimination in Schools and Society
Drawing on the scholarly work of sociocultural and postcolonial theorists and testimonios collected from study participants, this book explores accentism, the systemic form of discrimination against people speaking with an accent deviating from the socially constructed standard accent. Orelus...
To Be Published December 14th 2015 by Routledge
Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany
This volume examines the connection between socio-economic class and bilingual practices, a previously under-researched area, through looking at differences in bilingual settings that are classified as "immigrant" or "elite" and are thus linked to socio-economic class categories. Fuller chooses for...
Published May 22nd 2012 by Routledge
The Politics and Place of English as a World Language
This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew...
Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge
Developing and Contextually Framing the Transition Theory
This book investigates, from a sociocultural, linguistic, and pedagogical perspective, the conceptual and pragmatic frameworks that characterize secondary language learning in a Northeast Asian context. Hadzantonis contextualizes these salient domains through an engagement with social and cultural...
Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge
The relationship between language and citizenship in Japan has traditionally been regarded as a fixed tripartite: ‘Japanese citizenship’ means ‘Japanese ethnicity,’ which in turn means ‘Japanese as one’s first language.’ Historically, most non-Japanese who have chosen to take out citizenship have...
Published November 18th 2011 by Routledge
Linguistic Capital and Language Policy in a Globalizing World
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 May 28th 2012 by Routledge
Identities and Interaction
This book examines everyday stories of personal experience that are published online in contemporary forms of social media. Taking examples from discussion boards, blogs, social network sites, microblogging sites, wikis, collaborative and participatory storytelling projects, Ruth Page explores how...
Published November 8th 2011 by Routledge
This book proposes a path-breaking study of the economics of multilingualism at work, proposing a systematic approach to the identification and measurement of the ways in which language skills and economic performance are related. Using the instruments of economic investigation, but also...
Published April 30th 2010 by Routledge
This book examines language and identity among White American middle and upper-middle class youth who affiliate with Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop youth engage in practices that range from the consumption of rap music and fashion to practices like MC-ing (writing and performing raps or "rhymes"), DJ-ing...
Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge