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  1. Newspeak (Routledge Revivals)

    A Dictionary of Jargon

    By Jonathon Green

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    George Orwell coined the term ‘Newspeak’ for his novel 1984, the purpose of which was designed to shrink vocabularies and eliminate subtlety and nuance. For this dictionary, first published to herald the year 1984, Jonathon Green compiled nearly 8, 000 entries – selected from the slangs and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Dictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jonathon Green

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak (Routledge Revivals, 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Markets of English

    Linguistic Capital and Language Policy in a Globalizing World

    By Joseph Sung-Yul Park, Lionel Wee

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    The global spread of English both reproduces and reinforces oppressive structures of inequality. But such structures can no longer be seen as imposed from an imperial center, as English is now actively adopted and appropriated in local contexts around the world. This book argues that such...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions

    A Corpus-based Study

    By Sebastian Hoffmann

    What is a grammatical unit? How does grammatical structure evolve? How can we best investigate the mental representation of grammar? What is the connection between language use and language structure? This book aims to help answer such questions by presenting a detailed analysis of English...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Grammar of Irish English

    Language in Hibernian Style

    By Markku Filppula

    Irish English, also termed 'Anglo-Irish' or 'Hiberno-English', as in this book, is not usually perceived as having a grammatical system of its own. Markku Filppula here challenges this misconception and offers a descriptive and contact-linguistic account of the grammar of Hiberno-English. Drawing...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

    By Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao

    Series: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

    This book is concerned with cross-linguistic contrast of major grammatical categories in English and Chinese, two most important yet genetically different world languages. This genetic difference has resulted in many subsidiary differences that are, among other things, related to grammar. Compared...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Applied Linguists Needed

    Cross-disciplinary Networking in Endangered Language Contexts

    Edited by Lida Cope

    It is a fact that the world’s languages are dying at an alarming rate. This comprehensive volume aspires to raise awareness among applied linguists and language practitioners about the needs and concerns of endangered language communities. It suggests that the way forward lies in building language...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Survey English Dialects

    Edited by Michael V. Barry

    First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Multimodal Studies

    Exploring Issues and Domains

    Edited by Kay O'Halloran, Bradley A. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    The phenomenon of multimodality has, as Jewitt observes, generated interest "across many disciplines...against the backdrop of considerable social change." Contemporary societies are grappling with the social implications of the rapid increase in sophistication and range of multimodal practices,...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Studies in English Language and Literature

    Doubt Wisely

    Edited by M. J. Toswell, E. M. Tyler

    This collection of twenty-nine papers is in honour of E. G. Stanley, Rawlinson and Bosworth Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. Written by scholars he has supervised, examined or otherwise served as mentor for within the...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

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