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Major Works: Sociolinguistics

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published major works in the subject of Sociolinguistics — 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. 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

  2. Speaking Canadian English

    An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada

    By Mark M. Orkin

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    What do English-speaking Canadians sound like and why? Can you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? A Canadian and an Englishman? If so, how? Linguistically speaking is Canada a colony of Britain or a satellite of the United States? Is there a Canadian language? Speaking...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. A History of English

    By Barbara M. H. Strang

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    A History of English, first published in 1970, is a book for beginners in linguistic history. This title examines the changes in English language speech and writing over a period of almost 2000 years, whilst also exploring more recent changes within the author’s living memory. This title aims to...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Word Maps

    A Dialect Atlas of England

    By Clive Upton, John Widdowson, Stewert Sanderson

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    The maps presented in this volume, first published in 1987, are based on the material of the Survey of English Dialects which was collected from over 300 localities between 1948 and 1961. The 200 word and sound maps included in this title will lead the reader into the fascinating world of the...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics Mini-set A General Linguistics

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    RLE: Linguistics Mini-set A focuses on the field of General Linguistics, and collects classic titles from imprints such as Garland, Allen & Unwin, and Croom Helm. A variety of important international linguists are featured. The titles are: The Chomsky Update. The Conceptual...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics Mini-set B: Grammar

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    RLE: Linguistics Mini-set B has brought together a collection of essential Grammar titles, ranging from Basic Word Order to Existential Sentences, from The Pragmatics of Style to The Semantics of Determiners. These books, some long out of print, form a classic collection by some of...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge