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Articles in the Research & Reference category

Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in English Language & Applied Linguistics. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. A Century of Knowledge Catalog

    Free to View Linguistics Titles for June Only!

    Routledge is committed to ensuring that valuable research from the past is available in the newest and most accessible formats. As part of this commitment, we have digitized over 15,000 of our older titles that were previously only available in print. These titles span a century of research across the social sciences and humanities, and we are delighted to have made over 6,000 of them freely available to view during the month of June.

  2. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Professional Communication

    New Handbooks in Language and Linguistics

    A number of Language and Linguistics Handbooks across a variety of areas are publishing in 2014.

    Compiled by leading academics our Handbooks feature specially commissioned chapters from internationally recognized experts in their field. Informed, rich and cutting edge, they provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of key topics, making them the perfect library research resource.

    Discover our new and upcoming 2014 Handbooks


  3. Roman Jakobson major works now available

    This serious work on Jakobson’s thinking and influence continues to flourish, this long-awaited new title in Routledge’s Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists series brings together the best analysis of - and commentary on - the work of one of the twentieth century’s most versatile and influential language scholars.

    Recommend to your librarian today.

  4. The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics

    Now available: The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics

    "This is an indispensable beginner’s guide to stylistics, packed full of practical advice and demonstrating the breadth of the discipline in its coverage of everything from the origin of stylistics in classical rhetoric to current advances in cognitive neuroscience." - Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield, UK

    Recommend The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics to your Librarian today

  5. Now Available: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics brings together as one set, mini-sets, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from Applied Linguistics and Language Learning to Experimental Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics Today: International Perspectives, this set provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources from a wide range of authors expert in the field.

    View the full list of contents.

    Recommend to your Librarian today.

  6. English Phonetics: Twentieth-Century Development

    Making readily available materials which have until now been very difficult for phoneticians, phonologists, and other linguists to locate and use, English Phonetics: Twentieth-Century Developments is a veritable treasure-trove. The gathered works are reproduced in facsimile, giving users a strong sense of immediacy to the texts and permitting citation to the original pagination. And with a substantial introduction, newly written by the editors, the collection is destined to be welcomed as a vital reference and research resource.

    Recommend to your Librarian today

  7. Now Available - The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition

    "This Encyclopedia is a real treasure trove for language professionals and SLA researchers alike. The range of topics discussed is exceptionally broad, covering both established themes and cutting-edge issues, and the contributors are some of the best-known scholars in the field. Add to this the up-to-date reference lists for each entry and the result is a superb volume that is highly recommended."Zoltán Dörnyei, University of Nottingham, UK
    Routledge are proud to announce the publication of this major new volume in Second Language Acquisition, edited by Peter Robinson. Click here for more details

  8. Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics provide comprehensive overviews of the key topics in Applied Linguistics. All entries are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited, Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics are the ideal resources for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Click here for a full series listing

  9. New Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism
    Series Editor: Marilyn Martin-Jones, University of Birmingham, UK

    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism is devoted to the publishing of original research, of global scope and relevance, which incorporates critical and post-structuralist perspectives. The series also seeks to reflect different strands of empirical work which are interpretive, ethnographic and multimodal in nature and which embrace new epistemologies and new research methods.

    For more information on the series, click here.

  10. Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

    Click here for the most recent books published in the Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics series.

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