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  1. Angela Downing

    Author of the Month: Angela Downing

    Join Routledge as we celebrate Angela Downing, Professor Emeritus at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, our Author of the Month. The latest edition of her best-selling English Grammar is now available and comes complete with a companion website.

    We spoke with the author about the evolution of her love for language, the inspiration behind writing English Grammar, and the differences between the latest and earlier editions of the book.   

  2. Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics

    New Book Series: Routledge Studies in World Englishes


  3. Metrolingualism

    Authors of the Month: Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji

    This month, Routledge Linguistics celebrates Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji as our Authors of the Month. Co-authors of Metrolingualism: Language in the City, they both currently teach at the University of Technology, Sydney. 

    Alastair Pennycook also authored several other Routledge titles, including Language as a Local Practice (2010) and Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows (2006). Emi Otsuji co-edited Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan: From Internationalization to Globalization (2015) and is the Japanese editor for The Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multicultuarlism

    Find out more about the origin of 'metrolingualism,' how the book takes cultural differences into account when examining language use, and the story behind the choice to focus on metrolingualism in Sydney and Tokyo.

  4. Download The Essential James Gee

    Get the free ebook The Essential James Gee: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis. It's brought to you by Routledge and features an original introduction and selections hand-picked by the author himself, James Paul Gee.

  5. The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism

    The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, held at Rutgers University, takes place May 20-24! With a theme of "Uncovering Multilinguialism," we think attendees would very much enjoy a few of our top titles that complement this theme perfectly. 

    Now available in paperback, The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. 

    In Metrolingualism, authors Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. 

    Browse the complete selection of our Bilingualism and Multilingualism books. 

  6. Caroline Tagg

    May Author of the Month: Caroline Tagg

    The May Author of the Month is Caroline Tagg, whose Exploring Digital Communication came out earlier this year! Caroline Tagg is lecturer in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham. Her publications include The Politics of English: Conflict, Competition, Co-existence (edited with Ann Hewings, 2012) and The Discourse of Text Messaging (Continuum, 2012).

    In a new interview, the author discussed her reasons for writing Exploring Digital Communication, the future of instruction surrounding digital communication in universities, and more.

  7. Kees de Bot

    April Author of the Month: Kees de Bot

    Kees de Bot, author of the ambitious A History of Applied Linguistics, is April's Author of the Month! Professor de Bot is Chair of Applied Linguistics and head of the department at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. His latest work, A History of Applied Linguistics, adresses the development and definition of Applied Linguistics since 1980. The structure of this book is largely defined by the topics covered in interviews with 40 leading international figures and is supplemented with questionnaires from a further 50 key applied linguists.

    In a new interview, Professor de Bot gives us a detailed look into the writing process, including where the idea for his book came from, his method of choosing which applied linguists to include, and how his definition of Applied Linguistics has evolved over time. 

  8. Visit Routledge at GURT, LTRC, and AAAL!

    Routledge will have stands at the following conferences. If you'll be in attendance, make sure to stop by to get a special discount code for 20% off your order! 

    American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL): March 21-24, Toronto, Canada

    Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC): March 18-20, Toronto, Canada

    Georgetown University (GURT): March 13-15, Washington D.C., USA

  9. 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. 

  10. 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. 

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