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Major Works: Language & Linguistics

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 227 new and published major works in the subject of Language & Linguistics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older 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.

New and Published Books – Page 1

  1. Cybernetics and the Philosophy of Mind

    By Kenneth Sayre

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Mind

    This book, published in 1976, presents an entirely original approach to the subject of the mind-body problem, examining it in terms of the conceptual links between the physical sciences and the sciences of human behaviour. It is based on the cybernetic concepts of information and feedback and on...

    Published November 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Archaeology and Place-Names and History

    An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

    By F.T. Wainwright

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly preserved or not preserved at all in the other two, but it is not always realised how great...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Language Variation and Change

    Edited by Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's ...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

    Six French Hamlets

    By Romy Heylen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation,...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Roman Jakobson

    Edited by Margaret Thomas

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

    Although Roman Jakobson (1886–1982) styled himself a ‘Russian philologist’, that epithet covers only a fraction of his disciplinary breadth and international impact. In a long and prolific career, he wrote about theoretical and applied linguistics, phonology, prosody, poetics, semiotics,...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. History of the English Language

    Edited by Elly van Gelderen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    A new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Linguistics series, History of the English Language is a four-volume collection covering the main linguistic issues in the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the history of English....

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Historical Linguistics

    Edited by Brian D. Joseph, Hope Dawson

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE!(Valid until 3 months after publication) Historical linguistics is concerned with the way languages change over time, looking both at the distant past and at the present day, and taking as its point of departure the truism that the only constant in language is that it is...

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Writing Systems

    Edited by Christopher Moseley

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Throughout most of the history of linguistics, the primacy of the spoken word over the written word has been virtually axiomatic. Scholars working at what is perceived as the core of linguistic science, on grammar, sociolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, have generally perceived the written word as...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    Edited by Various

    Series: 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...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Chomsky Update (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics)

    By Raphael Salkie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    Noam Chomsky has been described as ‘arguably the most important intellectual alive’. His revolutionary work in linguistics has aroused intense scholarly interest, while his trenchant critique of United States foreign policy and his incisive analysis of the role of intellectuals in modern society...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge