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  1. Trask's Historical Linguistics, 3rd Edition

    Author of the Month: Robert McColl Millar

    March's Author of the Month is Robert McColl Millar of the University of Aberdeen! He revised and edited the second and third editions of Trask's Historical Linguistics, originally authored by historical linguistics expert Larry Trask. Trask's Historical Linguistics was just published at the end of February. Robert McColl Millar's other recent books include English Historical Sociolinguistics (2012) and (with William Barras and Lisa Marie Bonnici) Lexical Variation and Attrition in the Scottish Fishing Communities (2014).

    In a new interview, he discussed his career path, what readers can expect from this latest work, its key takeway, and more. 

  2. Now Available in Paperback

    Several titles addressing a variety of subejct areas are now available in paperback. Find out more about each book by clicking on the titles below. 

  3. Trask’s Historical Linguistics

    NEW  Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations.

    Find out more and request a complimentary exam copy.

  4. Power and Politeness in the Workplace

    NEW  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 people communicate with each other in their ordinary everyday encounters in their workplaces. The analysis focuses, in particular, on how and why people "do" power and politeness in the workplace, and examines the discourse strategies involved in balancing the competing demands of meeting workplace objectives and getting things done on time with maintaining good collegial workplace relationships.

    Find out more and request a complimentary e-Inspection copy

  5. Exploring Digital Communication

    NEW  Exploring Digital Communication aims to discuss real-world issues pertaining to digital communication, and to explore how linguistic research addresses these challenges. The text is divided into three sections (Problems and practices; Interventions; and Theory), each of which is further divided into two subsections which reflect linguistic issues relating to digital communication.

    Find out more and request a complimentary e-Inspection copy today!

  6. English for Academic Purposes

    NEW  English for Academic Purposes focuses on the types of English learners encounter and use in academic or study situations, usually in higher education contexts, and on the teaching and learning of academic English. It also focuses on the types of English and forms of communication used by academics in research settings.

    Find out more and recommend this 4 volume collection to your librarian!

  7. Discourse and Digital Practices

    NEW  Discourse and Digital Practices shows how tools from discourse analysis can be used to help us understand new communication practices associated with digital media, from video gaming and social networking to apps and photo sharing.

    Find out more and request a complimentary e-Inspection copy today!

  8. Charles Denroche

    Author of the Month: Charles Denroche

    February's Author of the Month is Charles Denroche of the University of Westminster, author of the recently published Metonymy and Language. He studied at the universities of Oxford, Florence, Düsseldorf, London and Westminster. He has worked as a language teacher, translator and lexicographer.

    The author discussed his powerful and innovative new book in an interview with Routledge. He talked about his reasons for writing this book, what sets it apart from other similar titles, the defintion of ‘metonymy,’ and more. 

  9. Spoken Corpus Linguistics

    Series of the Month: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

    The Series of the Month is Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics, edited by Tony McEnery of Lancaster University, UK and Baines Professor of English Language Michael Hoey of the University of Liverpool, UK. One of the many exceptional titles in this series, Spoken Corpus Linguistics, is now also available in paperback

    For the rest of February, all titles in this series are 20% off. Enter XRK92 at checkout to redeem the discount. 

    Find out more about this series here.

  10. Now Available: Language, Society and Power

    Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts.

    This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk.

    Read more about the updates to the fourth edition, check out the companion website, and request a complimentary exam copy. 

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