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Major Works: English Language

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 45 new and published major works in the subject of English Language — 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Linguistic Atlas of Scotland (3 Volumes)

    Scots Section

    Edited by H. H. Speitel, J. Y. Mather

    This work is a reissue of the three volumes of the Linguistic Atlas of Scotland, first published in 1975, 1977 and 1985 respectively. The volumes offer a thorough and comprehensive dialectological study of Lowland Scotland, Orkney and Shetland, Northern Ireland, Northumberland&...

    Published April 28th 2010 by Routledge

  4. English Language Teaching

    Edited by Patricia Hedge, Nick Andon, Martin Dewey

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    With contributions drawn from a variety of contexts, this extensive new six-volume collection from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, reflects the international diversity of English Language Teaching in practice. Bringing together material from a broad range of perspectives, it...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Today and Tomorrow Volume 20 Language and Literature

    Lars Porsena or the Future of Swearing Breaking Priscian's Head or English as She Will be Spoke and Wrote Delphos: The Future of International Language Pomona or the Future of English

    By Graves, Greig, Pankhurst, de Selincourt

    Lars Porsena Or the Future of Swearing Robert Graves Originally published in 1927 "Not for squeamish readers." Spectator "A deliciously ironical affair." Bystander "Humour and style are beyond criticism." Irish Statesman As relevant now as when it was first published, this volume and its...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Scheherazade or the Future of the English Novel Thamyris or Is There a Future for Poetry? Saxo Grammaticus Deucalion or the Future of Literary Criticism

    Today and Tomorrow Volume Twenty-One

    By Carruthers, Trevelyan, Weekley, West

    Scheherazade Or the Future of the English Novel John Carruthers Originally published in 1928 "A brilliant essay…" Daily Herald A survey of contemporary fiction in England and America lends to the conclusion that the literary and scientific influences of the last fifty years have combined to...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Pons Asinorum, or the Future of Nonsense Democritus or the Future of Laughter Mrs Fisher or the Future of Humour, Babel, or the Past, Present and Future of Human Speech

    Today and Tomorrow Volume Twenty-Two

    By Edinger, Gould, Graves, Paget

    Pons Asinorum Or The Future of Nonsense George Edinger and E J C Neep Originally published in 1929. "A most entertaining essay, rich in quotation from the old masters of clownship’s craft." Saturday Review The author maintains that true nonsense must be aimless humour – the humour that...

    Published April 16th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Language of Advertising: Major Themes in English Studies

    Edited by Guy Cook

    Series: Major Themes in English Studies

    Advertising is one of the most prominent, powerful, and ubiquitous contemporary uses of language. Its seductive and controversial quality has attracted consistent and intense attention across a range of academic disciplines including linguistics, media studies, politics, semiotics, and sociology....

    Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Asian Englishes

    Edited by Kingsley Bolton, Braj B. Kachru

    Series: The History and Development of World Englishes Series

    In recent decades, the cultural and linguistic legacies of the colonial era have been superseded by the globalization of English through the international mass media, particularly via satellite television and the Internet. In many societies that were previously the colonies of Anglophone powers, ‘...

    Published November 16th 2006 by Routledge

  10. World Englishes

    Edited by Kingsley Bolton, Braj Kachru

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    The study of World Englishes has seen a revolutionary shift during the last twenty years. Before 1980, there was a general assumption within Britain, the United States and many other societies where English was taught, that the primary target was the 'Standard English' of Britain. However, during...

    Published December 9th 2005 by Routledge