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Routledge publishes quality textbooks in a variety of disciplines and course subjects. We are committed to providing course materials to instructors and students that are both engaging and innovative. You can learn more about our textbooks by viewing our featured selections below in English Language & Applied Linguistics. You can also browse textbooks in all subjects or check out our companion websites.

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  1. Now Available: Understanding Syntax, 4th Edition

    "This new edition is just as sparklingly written as ever; it gives students a real flavor of the richness of the syntax of human languages, as well as a clear, engaging explanation of the fundamental concepts needed to understand this core aspect of language." - David Adger, Queen Mary University of London, UK 

    Understanding Syntax explains and illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. 

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary exam copy here

  2. Now Available: Global Englishes

    "The new edition, Global Englishes, continues this excellent tradition with a much-needed addition to Englishes in China, and timely updates on the rapid and ever changing development of Englishes in this globalized world. It will certainly continue to be one of the most accessible and useful resources for students." - Katherine Chen, Assistant Professor, School of English, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

    Global Englishes,Third Edition, previously published as World Englishes, has been comprehensively revised and updated and provides an introduction to the subject that is both accessible and comprehensive. It also comes equipped with a companion website

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary exam copy here

  3. Now Available: Translation and Language Education

    The revival of translation as a means of learning and teaching a foreign language and as a skill in its own right is occurring at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in universities.

    In this book, Sara Laviosa proposes a translation-based pedagogy that is grounded in theory and has been applied in real educational contexts. This volume draws on the convergence between the view of language and translation embraced by ecologically-oriented educationalists and the theoretical underpinnings of the holistic approach to translating culture. It puts forward a holistic pedagogy that harmonizes the teaching of language and translation in the same learning environment. 

    More information can be found here and instructors can request an e-inspection copy here. 

  4. Now Available: Audiovisual Translation

    Audiovisual translation is the fastest growing strand within translation studies.

    This book addresses the need for more robust theoretical frameworks to investigate emerging text- types, address new methodological challenges (including the compilation, analysis and reproduction of audiovisual data), and understand new discourse communities bound together by the production and consumption of audiovisual texts.

    In this clear, user- friendly book, Luis Pérez-González introduces and explores the field, presenting and critiquing key concepts, research models and methodological approaches. 

    More information can be found here and instructors can request e-inspection copies here

  5. Just Published, Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition

    Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition (ISLA). Read more

    Instructors- request your e-inspection copy here

  6. Researching Language and Social Media Now Available

    Research Language and Social Media, "a highly accessible, systematic introduction to the language of social media," is available for purchase and review. Instructors can also request an inspection copy here

    Each chapter begins with a clear summary of the topics covered and also suggests sources for further reading to supplement the initial discussion and case studies. Written with an international outlook, Researching Language and Social Media is an essential book for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, Media Studies and Communication Studies. Read more

  7. Introducing Unified Discourse Analysis

    Trusted and widely respected Professor James Paul Gee's latest work, Unifed Discourse Analysis, is now available. Gee details his new theory on discourse as it relates to gaming and the real world. Available as a paperback, hardback, and ebook, it is widely accessible for all readers. Instructors can also request an inspection copy here

    A fantastic review by Rodney Jones of the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: "This is without a doubt the most significant book on discourse analysis to come along in at least a decade. Gee masterfully accomplishes what many discourse analysts have fallen short of: formulating a unified framework for discourse analysis that explains not just how we engage with texts, but how we engage with the world and with one another."

  8. English as a Lingua Franca in the International University

    English as a Lingua Franca in the International University- New Review

    The TESOL International Association posted a wonderful review of Jennifer Jenkins' English as a Lingua Franca in the International University

  9. Language and Power

    Norman Fairclough’s Theory into Practice in New Study

    According to Neos Kosmos, Dr. Efrosini Deligianni of the University of New South Wales used Routledge author Norman Fairclough's theory of critical discourse analysis as a basis for her new study. 

  10. Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication - Jane Jackson

    '[Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication] delivers a clear, accessibly written and above all comprehensive overview of the field. I know of no other single-author text that does this' - Professor John Corbett, University of Macau, China

    Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication provides a basic skill-building framework designed to enhance students' understanding of the complexities of language and intercultural communication in diverse domestic and international settings. Read more

    View the first 30 pages for free

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