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  1. Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary

    By Phil Benson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    This unique work challenges the assumption that dictionaries act as objective records of our language, and instead argues that the English dictionary is a fundamentally ethnocentric work. Using theoretical, historical and empirical analyses, Phil Benson shows how English dictionaries have filtered...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Multimodal Film Analysis

    How Films Mean

    By John Bateman, Karl-Heinrich Schmidt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    This book presents a new basis for the empirical analysis of film. Starting from an established body of work in film theory, the authors show how a close incorporation of the current state of the art in multimodal theory—including accounts of the syntagmatic and paradigmatic axes of organisation,...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Proper English

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in English

    Problems of Control and Interpretation

    By Bernd Kortmann

    Series: Germanic Linguistics

    Free adjuncts and absolutes typically function as adverbial clauses which are not overtly specified for any particular adverbial relation. The book is a non-formal, corpus based study of their current use in English. Its particular focus is on a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of their semantic...

    Published February 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Spanish Word Formation

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Stretched Verb Constructions in English

    By D. J. Allerton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    Constructions such as 'make an accusation against', or 'give one's approval for' can be seen as 'stretched' versions of simple verbs, such as 'accuse' or 'approve of'. What is the precise linguistic nature of stretched verbs, and how many basic types are there? What kinds of grammatical connections...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Pronominal Gender in English

    A Study of English Varieties from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

    By Peter Siemund

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This book investigates the use of English third person pronouns (he, she, it) across different varieties of English, where we frequently find he and she used for inanimate objects (the tree – he, the house – he, the bucket – he, but the water – it). It is the first book-length study of this subject...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders

    The Politics and Place of English as a World Language

    By Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts

    Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond

    Edited by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Heli Paulasto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    In this book, contributors have been brought together to discuss the role of two major factors shaping the grammars of different varieties of English (and of other languages) all over the world: so-called vernacular universals and contact-induced change. Rather than assuming a general typological...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

    2nd Edition

    By P.R. Wilkinson

    This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

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