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Demons: A Novel in Three Parts

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Based on a real-life crime which horrified Russia in 1869, Dostoevsky intended his novel to castigate the fanaticism of his country's new revolutionaries, particularly those known as Nihilists. Blackly funny,...


Como criar ninos bilingues (Raising Bilingual Children Spanish edition): Una guia practica

by Maritere Rodriguez Bellas

A how-to guidebook that teaches parents how to instill a second language in their children.

Hoy día para mayoría de padres inmigrantes en Estados Unidos criar niños bilingües no es una opción o decisión,...


Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocations

by Tommaso M. Milani

This volume showcases cutting-edge research in the linguistic and discursive study of masculinities, comprising the first significant edited collection on language and masculinities since Johnson and Meinhof's...


Methods for the Ethnography of Communication: Language in Use in Schools and Communities

by Judith Kaplan-Weinger & Char Ullman

Methods for the Ethnography of Communication is a guide to conducting ethnographic research in classroom and community settings that introduces students to the field of ethnography of communication, and takes...


Translation and Linguistic Hybridity: Constructing World-View

by Susanne Klinger

This volume outlines a new approach to the study of linguistic hybridity and its translation in cross-cultural writing. By building on concepts from narratology, cognitive poetics, stylistics, and film studies,...


Metonymy and Language: A New Theory of Linguistic Processing

by Charles Denroche

Metonymy and Language presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original...


The Welsh Language: A History

by Janet Davies

The most up-to-date history and assessment of one of Europe's oldest living languages.


Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

by Anthony Corbeill

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), neuter bodies...


Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

by David Kemmerer

Language is one of our most precious and uniquely human capacities, so it is not surprising that research on its neural substrates has been advancing quite rapidly in recent years. Until now, however, there...


Second Language Sentence Processing

by Alan Juffs & Guillermo A. Rodríguez

This addition to the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series presents a comprehensive review of the latest research findings on sentence processing in second language acquisition. The book begins...


Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US: An Introduction

by Susan Tamasi & Lamont Antieau

This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US - including...


A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora: Latino Practices, Identities, and Ideologies

by Rosina Márquez Reiter & Luisa Martín Rojo

This volume brings together scholars in sociolinguistics and the sociology of new media and mobile technologies who are working on different social and communicative aspects of the Latino diaspora. There is...


Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction

by Bill VanPatten & Jessica Williams

The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This...


The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

by Daniel Cloud

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


Literary Pragmatics (Routledge Revivals)

by Roger D. Sell

Up until the mid-1980s most pragmatic analysis had been done on spoken language use, considerably less on written use, and very little at all on literary activity. This has now radically changed.

'Pragmatics'...


Languages and Publics: The Making of Authority

by Susan Gal & Kathryn Woolard

The essays in this collection examine the public construction of languages, the linguistic construction of publics, and the relationship between these two processes. Cultural categories such as named languages,...


Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience

by Rey Chow

Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished...


Understanding Syntax

by Maggie Tallerman

Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint...


Damn!: A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America

by Rob Chirico & Keith Allan

Swearing, cussing, or cursing, out of anger, excitement, or just because, is something most of us do, at least to some degree. Turn on the television or open a magazine, and there it is. Damn! is an insightful...


The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language

by J. Charles Alderson, Eeva-Leena Haapakangas & Ari Huhta

The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language explores the implications of language assessment research on classroom-based assessment practices by providing an in-depth look at the little-examined...