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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. Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

    By Paul Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Women, Language and Linguistics

    Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

    By Julia S. Falk

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    Rather than the standard American story of an increasingly triumphant march of scientific inquiry towards structural phonology, Women, Language and Linguistics reveals linguistics where its purpose was communication; the appeal of languages lay in their diversity; and the authority of language lay...

    Published December 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Literacy and Development

    Edited by Anna Robinson-Pant

    Women's literacy is often assumed to be the key to promoting better health, family planning and nutrition in the developing world. This has dominated much development research and has led to women's literacy being promoted by governments and aid agencies as the key to improving the lives of poor...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self

    (Re)constructing Identities through Multimodal Literacy Practices

    Edited by Barbara J. Guzzetti, Thomas Bean

    Today’s youth live in the interface of the local and the global. Research is documenting how a world youth culture is developing, how global migration is impacting youth, how global capitalism is changing their economic and vocational futures, and how computer-mediated communication with the world...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Dialects of Italy

    Edited by Dr Martin Maiden, Martin Maiden, Mair Parry

    This book makes accessible the major structural features of the dialects of Italy and emphasises the importance of a detailed understanding of the dialects for issues in general linguistic theory. Selected contents include: * Phonology * Morphology * Syntax * Lexis * The Dialect Areas *...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Language Mixing and Code-Switching in Writing

    Approaches to Mixed-Language Written Discourse

    Edited by Mark Sebba, Shahrzad Mahootian, Carla Jonsson

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

    "Code-switching," or the alternation of languages by bilinguals, has attracted an enormous amount of attention from researchers. However, most research has focused on spoken language, and the resultant theoretical frameworks have been based on spoken code-switching. This volume presents a...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Multilingualism, Discourse, and Ethnography

    Edited by Sheena Gardner, Marilyn Martin-Jones

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

    Over the last twenty years, sociolinguistic research on multilingualism has been transformed. Two processes have been at work: first, an epistemological shift to a critical ethnographic approach, which has contributed to a larger turn toward post-structuralist perspectives on social life. Second,...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

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