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  1. Kees de Bot

    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. 

  2. 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

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Language, Society and Power

    Authors of the Month: Annabelle Mooney and Betsy Evans

    Our first Authors of the Month for 2015 are Annabelle Mooney and Betsy Evans, co-authors of the essential introductory text Language, Society and Power! Annabelle Mooney is a Reader in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton. Betsy Evans is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Washington. 

    The authors spoke with Routledge about the void they sought to fill out writing Language, Society and Power, the addition of two chapters in this fourth edition, the future of linguistic instruction, highlights, and much more. Read the entire interview today! 

  6. Visit Routledge at the LSA 2015 Annual Meeting

    Join Routledge at the Linguistic Society of America's Annual Meeting January 8-11 in Portland, Oregon. Take a look at what we have coming up for the new year and find out how you can save 20% off any order placed at the conference! Visit us at booth #20. We can't wait to see you there! 

  7. Global Englishes

    Author of the Month: Jennifer Jenkins

    Jennifer Jenkins, Professor of Global Englishes and founding director of the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton, is December's Author of the Month! This leading proponent of English as a Lingua Franca gave us a new interview about how she ended up in this field, her motivation behind writing Global Englishes (previously published as World Englishes), one of her favories aspects of English as a Lingua Franca in the International University, and a common misconception about the English language. 

  8. Yosuke Sato, Andrew Carnie, and Daniel Siddiqi

    Authors of the Month: Andrew Carnie, Yosuke Sato, and Daniel Siddiqi

    Andrew Carnie, Yosuke Sato, and Daniel Siddiqi, authors of The Routledge Handbook of Syntax, are November's Authors of the Month. These authors offer a truly global and all-encompassing view of syntax. Andrew Carnie hails from the University of Arizona, Yosuke Sato from the National University of Singapore, and Daniel Siddiqi from Carleton University in Canada. 

    In a new interview, Professors Carnie. Sato, and Siddiqi discuss their inspiration behind writing this book, what makes it special, and how it represents several perspectives on the study of syntax. If you'd like to learn more about The Routledge Handbook of Syntax, view the first 30 pages here, or recommend it to your librarian

  9. English Language and Applied Linguistics books

    The First 100 Pages of Top Linguistics Titles, Free to View

    For a limited time, you can see an extended preview of books from Translation Studies, Sociolinguistics, and Applied Linguistics. If you like what you see, use discount code AT502 at checkout for 20% off your entire order.

  10. Jennifer Jenkins has been appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    Routledge would like to congratulate Jennifer Jenkins, author of Global Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca in the International University, who has just been appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. This is a fantastic recognition of her important contribution to the subject area of Global Englishes.

    Jennifer Jenkins is Professor of Global Englishes and founding director of the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton.

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