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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.

Recent Textbooks Articles

  1. New! Neuropsychology and Language Disorders Catalog 2015

    Psychology Press are delighted to announce their new, upcoming and key Neuropsychology and Language Disorders books. Browse our latest 2015 catalog to find out more.

  2. New in Hardback: A Communicative Grammar of English

    A Communicative Grammar of English has long been established as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. This fully revised and redesigned third edition provides up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduate students of English.  

    Find out more and request a complimentary exam copy

  3. The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited

    NEW Over the past decade, the focus of inquiry into the psychology of SLA has shifted from the analysis of various characteristics within individuals towards a greater consideration of individuals’ dynamic interactions with diverse contexts. This revisit of the bestselling The Psychology of the Language Learner reflects on these developments by challenging some of the assumptions upon which the original text was based, maintaining the familiar structure of the original, while situating the discussion within a very different theoretical framework. 

    Find out more and request a complimentary e-inspection copy.

  4. The Newly Updated Routledge Translation Studies Portal

    The Routledge Translation Studies Portal offers a wide range of online resources and teaching materials, links to key organisations and samples from our ground-breaking titles in translation and interpreting studies. This portal is updated to include several new sample chapters, resources including author interviews and video, more complementary exercises, journals content, and much more. 

  5. Study Skills for Linguistics

    NEW  Study Skills for Linguistics is the essential companion for students embarking on a degree in linguistics. Covering all the core skills that students of linguistics will require during the early part of their degree, this book gives the reader a basic understanding of the field, as well as confidence in how to find out more and how to prepare for their future career.

    Find out more and request a complimentary e-Inspection copy.

  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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. 

  9. Now Available:Introducing Global Englishes

    Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows.

    Read more about the book here and request your complimentary exam copy here

  10. Now Available: English Grammar: A University Course: 3rd edition

    English Grammar is a best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar which forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language ,whether on a course or for self-study. Broadly based on Hallidayan systemic-functional grammar but also drawing on cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis, English Grammar is accessible, avoiding overly theoretical or technical explanations. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new texts, a more user-friendly layout, more American English examples and a companion website, providing extra tasks, a glossary and a teachers‘ guide.

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

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