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  1. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. The Linguistics of Political Argument

    The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House

    By Alan Partington

    Series: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

    This book examines the relationship between the White House, in the person of its press secretary, and the press corps through a linguistic analysis of the language used by both sides. A corpus was compiled of around fifty press briefings from the late Clinton years. A wide range of topics are...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Russianness

    Edited by Risto Alapuro, Arto Mustajoki, Pekka Pesonen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In today’s world where other cultures are being tapped to a greater extent than ever before, the processes of mixing and matching are especially relevant in making sense of Russia. Not only do borrowing and assimilation, interaction between the familiar and the alien, constitute a venerable...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Proper English

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

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge

    By Sabine Maasen, Peter Weingart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts, and the book dissects their role in the construction of theories of knowledge. It is of vital interest to social and cognitive scientists...

    Published December 15th 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. Islamist Rhetoric

    Language and Culture in Contemporary Egypt

    By Jacob Hoigilt

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    Islamism in Egypt is more diversified in terms of its sociology and ideology than is usually assumed. Through linguistic analysis of Islamist rhetoric, this book sheds light upon attitudes towards other Muslims, religious authority and secular society. Examining the rhetoric of three central...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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

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