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Adverbs and Modality in English

by Leo Hoye

This new study on modality in English represents a departure from more traditional approaches to the subject, where the modal auxiliaries have been the usual focus of attention, by examining in detail the nature...


History of Linguistics Volume I: The Eastern Traditions of Linguistics

by Giulio Lepschy

This comprehensive history of linguistics is part of a 5 volume set. Together, the volumes examine the social, cultural and religious functions of language, its place in education, the prestige attached to different...


Russian and East European Books and Manuscripts in the United States: Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Bakhmete

by Tanya Chebotarev & Jared S. Ingersoll

Gain a better understanding of the past and cultures of Slavic and East European peoples with American archival collections!

Russian and East European Books and Manuscripts in the United States, the first collection...


Watching English Change: An Introduction to the Study of Linguistic Change in Standard Englishes in the 20th Century

by Laurie Bauer

Examines the ways language has changed in the twentieth century. It concentrates on standard English and takes a historical rather than sociolinguistic view of the changes which have occurred.


Social Literacies: Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education

by Brian V. Street

Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as...


The English Language: Structure and Development

by Stanley Hussey

The 'correct' use of English has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. But what defines 'correctness' in our use of language? And how has this altered over time? In this authoritative survey of...


Language and Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by Sara Mills

This volume examines important themes in the theoretical debates on the relationship of language and gender. It analyses this relationship across a range of different disciplinary perspectives from linguistics,...


Women, Power, and Ethnicity: Working Toward Reciprocal Empowerment

by Patricia S.E. Darlington & Becky Michele Mulvaney

Powerful women aren't just men walking around in dresses!As women continue to assume positions of social leadership in increasing numbers, the dynamics of the social construction of power need to be examined....


The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

by Alastair Pennycook

Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political...


The LCSH Century: One Hundred Years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings System

by Alva T. Stone

The LCSH Century traces the 100-year history of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, from its beginning with the implementation of a dictionary catalog in 1898 to the present day. You will explore the most...


The AIDS Movie: Representing a Pandemic in Film and Television

by Kylo-Patrick R Hart

Are people with HIV/AIDS treated fairly in films?Here is a compelling book that provides you with a thorough examination of how HIV/AIDS is characterized and portrayed in film and how this portrayal affects...


Feminism, Community, and Communication

by Betty Mackune-Karrer & Mary E Olson

. . . from the minds of therapists on the cutting edge!This informative, innovative collection brings together the work of a group of “scholar-therapists,” all women, who have met regularly for ten years...


Words: A User's Guide

by Graham Pointon & Stewart Clark

Have you ever agonized over grammar while writing a CV or job application? Has uncertainty about an unfamiliar term got in the way of finishing an essay or business report? Are you ever unsure of the crucial...


Digital Literacies

by Nicky Hockly, Gavin Dudeney & Mark Pegrum

Dramatic shifts in our communication landscape have made it crucial for language teaching to go beyond print literacy and encompass the digital literacies which are increasingly central to learners' personal,...


Mind The Gap: Ellipsis and Stylistic Variation in Spoken and Written English

by Peter Wilson

 We rarely speak or even write in the complete sentences that are often held to be the ideal form of linguistic communication. Language is, in fact, full of gaps, because speakers and writers operate in contexts...


Typography & Language in Everyday Life: Prescriptions and Practices

by Sue Walker

Typography and Language in Everyday Life provides a detailed look at graphic as well as linguistic aspects of language and suggests there is much to be gained from collaboration between typographers and applied...


Motivating Learning

by Zoltán|Hadfield, Jill Dörnyei

Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei present a new theory of motivation centred around...


Words and Their Meaning

by Howard Jackson

In this book, the development of the English dictionary is examined, along with the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage, and public attitudes towards...


Interaction in the Language Curriculum: Awareness, Autonomy and Authenticity

by Leo van Lier

Interaction in the Language Curriculum offers an innovative theory of language education integrating curriculum practice, research and teaching. It emphasises the interdependence of knowledge and values and...


Language Development from Birth to Three

by Moshe Anisfeld

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.