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Major Works: Linguistics

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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. Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This set reissues 29 books on the English language, originally published between 1932 and 2003. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of the English Language, including grammar, dialect and the history of English. Written and edited by an international set of scholars,...

    Published July 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 "...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Cockney Past and Present

    A Short History of the Dialect of London

    By William Matthews

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    Although Cockney can be considered to be one of the most important non-standard forms of English, there had been little to no scholarly attention on the dialect prior to William Matthews’s 1938 volume Cockney Past and Present. Matthews traced the course of the speech of London from the sixteenth...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. An Historic Tongue

    Studies in English Linguistics in Memory of Barbara Strang

    Edited by Graham Nixon, John Honey

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This volume, first published in 1988, represents in its papers the wide-ranging yet coherent linguistic interests of the late Barbara Strang (1925-1982). For her, the history of English and its current state were two sides of the same coin, and the principle theme of this collection is that neither...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Questions of Intonation

    By Gillian Brown, Karen L. Currie, Joanne Kenworthy

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1980, this book questions many of the assumptions that have accumulated around the subject of intonation as it occurs in spontaneous speech, as well as texts read aloud. The book suggests alternative ways of examining the subject and primarily uses data derived from Edinburgh...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect

    Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative

    By Harold Orton

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1933, examines the dialect of the people of Byers Green in County Durham. Orton explores the possible reasons behind why the dialect has signs of external influences, and the ways in which it differs to the dialects of other populations in County Durham. This title...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge