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Major Works: Linguistics

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 138 new and published major works in the subject of 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Conceptual Basis of Language (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics)

    By David McNeill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    In this volume, the author deals explicitly and literally with the speech-thought relationship. Departing boldly from contemporary linguistic and psycholinguistic thinking, the author offers us one of the truly serious efforts since Vygotsky to deal with this question. A unifying theme is the...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Foundations of General Linguistics (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics)

    By Martin Atkinson, Iggy Roca, David Kilby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    The first edition of this major introduction to linguistics rapidly established itself as an important student textbook, and a reference tool for those who already have some acquaintance with linguistics. This second edition has been updated and revised and includes new chapters on syntax and on...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Ideologies of Language (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics)

    Edited by John E. Joseph, Talbot J. Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    Is the study of language ideologically neutral? If so, is this study objective and autonomous? One of the most cherished assumptions of modern academic linguistics is that the study of language is, or should be, ideologically neutral. This professed ideological neutrality goes hand-in-hand with...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Learning about Linguistics (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics)

    By F.C. Stork, J.D.A. Widdowson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    This book offers a workbook approach to linguistics and provides guidelines for the study of language. It aims to give basic information and to indicate something of the background and development of the more important trends in the subject. Each chapter includes exercises which lead the reader...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge