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  1. CHOICE Reviewed Titles from Routledge English Language and Linguistics

    Routledge is proud to produce some of the most acclaimed, cutting-edge scholarship available in Linguistics, and we're pleased to highlight the following positive reviews from CHOICE. Click on the titles below to see what CHOICE and other independent reviewers had to say about these great books.

    Jane Jackson's The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication is Essential!

    "The essays coalesce in a tour de force that embraces the multi-layered interactions involving language choice defined by psychological, economical, political, religious, and ethical factors. The volume is capably indexed and extended by a wealth of recommended readings for each essay. It fills gaps between national demarcations and serves as a bridge for educators, policymakers, and others interested in and/or working in the field. Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, March 2014

  2. Ruth Finnegan, Courtesy of New Books in Language

    New Ruth Finnegan Interview

    Ruth Finnegan of The Open University was recently interviewed by Chris Cummins of New Books in Language about her latest publication, Communicating: The Multiple Modes of Human Communication, 2nd Edition. Chris Cummins' interview is not only a look at the second edition of the widely acclaimed book, but a fascinating peek into Ruth Finnegan's upbringing and personal influences. Listen to the fabulous interview here

  3. Now Available: Translation and Localisation in Video Games

    This book is a multidisciplinary study of the translation and localization of video games. It offers a descriptive analysis of the industry – understood as a global phenomenon in entertainment – and aims to explain the norms governing present industry practices, as well as game localization processes. Additionally, it discusses particular translation issues that are unique to the multichannel nature of video games, in which verbal and nonverbal signs must be cohesively combined with interactivity to achieve maximum playability and immerse players in the game’s virtual world. Read More

    Recommend it to your librarian here!

  4. Translingual Practice, winner of the BAAL Book Prize!

    Congratulations to Suresh Canagarajah, whose book Translingual Practice was honored with the 2014 BAAL Book Prize. Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations introduces a new way of looking at the use of English within a global context. Challenging traditional approaches in second language acquisition and English language teaching, this book incorporates recent advances in multilingual studies, sociolinguistics, and new literacy studies to articulate a new perspective on this area.

    View the first 30 pages and request a complimentary e-inspection copy.

    Praise for this book

    "Canagarajah has done it again. Just when you may have thought it was safe to retreat to the confines of disciplinary discipline and conceptual conformity, he produces a work that necessitates a serious re-examination and re-appraisal of what language study is, or should be, about. This masterful book will be essential reading for anyone seeking answers to the question: How do we do linguistics in a globalized world?"

    - Alan Firth, Newcastle University, UK 

  5. Now Available: The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of Hispanic applied linguistics, allowing students to understand the field from a variety of perspectives and offering insight into the ever-growing number of professional opportunies afforded to Spanish language program graduates. The goal of this book is to re-contextualize the notion of applied linguistics as simply the application of theoretical linguistic concepts to practical settings and to consider it as its own field that addresses language-based issues and problems in a real-world context. Read More

    Recommend to your librarian today here!

  6. Now Available: Language and Power, 3rd Edition

    Language and Power is widely recognized both as a classic and an essential introductory textbook to the field of Critical Discourse Analysis. In this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Norman Fairclough includes a substantial new introduction and brings the discussion up-to-date. He shows both the importance of the book in the development of critical discourse analysis over the past three decades and how language and power relations have changed due to major socio-economic changes. 

    Request your complimentary exam copy or read more

  7. Have you heard about Routledge Handbooks Online?

    Have you heard about Routledge Handbooks Online?

    Routledge Handbooks Online (RHO) is the new online home for Routledge Handbooks, Companions, and Worlds content.

    RHO brings together a highly acclaimed, world-class collection of handbooks spanning 18 diverse subject areas, all on one digital platform. Every handbook is edited by leading scholars, is peer-reviewed, and provides a definitive overview of a whole subject area or sub-discipline. Each handbook chapter acts as a standalone piece of scholarship, complete with its own abstract and metadata, making it completely searchable and browsable, and providing powerful functionality to the student and researcher.

    Routledge Handbooks Online features 15 acclaimed Linguistics titles. Click here to learn more and sign up for your free trial.

  8. Visit Routledge at BAAL!

    If you will be at the British Association for Applied Linguistics' Conference September 4th to September 6th, make sure to visit the Routledge table. We look forward to seeing you there!

  9. Susan Strauss and Parastou Feiz

    Authors of the Month: Susan Strauss and Parastou Feiz

    September's authors of the month are Susan Strauss of Penn State and Parastou Feiz of California State University, co-authors of the critcally acclaimed Discourse Analysis. Find out why they decided to write the book and what makes it such an important work. 

  10. Now Available: The Routledge Handbook of Educational Linguistics

    The Routledge Handbook of Educational Linguistics provides a comprehensive survey of the core and current language-related issues in educational contexts. Bringing together the expertise and voices of well-established as well as emerging scholars from around the world, the handbook offers over thirty authoritative and critical explorations of methodologies and contexts of educational linguistics, issues of instruction and assessment, and teacher education, as well as coverage of key topics such as advocacy, critical pedagogy, and ethics and politics of research in educational linguistics. Read More

    Recommend to your librarian today here

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