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Major Works: Language & Linguistics

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 231 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. Language Isolates

    Edited by Stefan Georg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the major works of scholarship concerned 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,...

    Published April 20th 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...

    Published April 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. English for Academic Purposes

    Edited by Helen Basturkmen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) focuses on the types of English learners encounter and use in academic or study situations, usually in higher education contexts, and on the teaching and learning of academic English. It also focuses on the types of English and forms of communication used by...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge