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Major Works: Forthcoming Language & Linguistics

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 forthcoming major works in the subject of Language & Linguistics — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

Forthcoming Books

  1. Systemic Functional Linguistics

    Edited by J. R. Martin, Y. J. Doran

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Systemic Functional Linguistics is a functional model of language inspired by the work of Saussure, Hjelmslev, Whorf, and Firth. SFL was developed by Michael Halliday and his colleagues in the 1960s and has grown into a widely studied and research field, with growing interest in China, Latin...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Language Testing and Assessment

    Edited by Antony John Kunnan

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Most scholars consider the birth of modern language testing as a field of study to be the year 1961 with the publication of Robert Lado’s book Language Testing and John Carroll’s chapter ‘Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing’. In the decades since it has grown in scope into a deeper and...

    To Be Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Language Isolates

    Edited by Stefan Georg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This collection brings together articles which deal with the 'language isolates' of the world. 'Isolated' languages are languages without any known relatives, languages which are not demonstrably part of any 'language family', with Etruscan, Basque and Ainu being arguably some of the...

    To Be Published April 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects

    By Peter Anderson

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1987, this atlas identifies structural patterns which exist in the sound systems of the dialects of England. It regards variation, not as something to be ignored or avoided, but as a central and essential feature of dialect, which must be accounted for in a systematic way. The...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Pseudo-Cleft Construction in English

    By F. R. Higgins

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This work, first published in 1979, was a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 22nd 1973. The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Grammar of English Reflexives

    By Michael Helke

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This work, first published in 1979, was a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970. The first chapter of this thesis concerns the supposed complementarity of reflexives and ordinary anaphoric...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Subject and Object in Modern English

    By Barbara H Partee

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    Subject and Object in Modern English, first published in 1979, deals with subjects in the English language (one of the two main constituents of a clause), first comparing two possible notions of derived subject and then re-examining some derived subjects which had been assumed to be underlying...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Studies in the Phonology of Colloquial English

    By K. R. Lodge

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1984, presents a series of analysis of colloquial spoken language, to illustrate some of the variety of phonological features of British English. These studies provide significant insights into linguistic varieties and their inter-relationship as a phonological system...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Speaking Canadian English

    An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada

    By Mark M. Orkin

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    What do English-speaking Canadians sound like and why? Can you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? A Canadian and an Englishman? If so, how? Linguistically speaking is Canada a colony of Britain or a satellite of the United States? Is there a Canadian language? Speaking...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Pattern in English

    A Fresh Approach to Grammar

    By W. H. Mittins

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1950, is a collection of what the author felt to be the minimum of English grammar relevant to efficient communication in language. The scope of this title was determined by collecting from children’s writings examples of common faults and weaknesses, and it is through...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge