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The Language of Robert Burns

by Alex Broadhead

This monograph offers a radical reconceptualization of the relationship between the poetics and practice of Robert Burns and reevaluates the nature of his role in the history of Scots. By drawing on ideas from...


Understanding Language Choices

by Ken Decker & John Grummitt

Understanding Language Choices is an introductory textbook for anyone studying the motivations behind language use choices. It provides an introduction into the numerous factors, both internal and external,...


Channeling Moroccanness

by Becky L. Schulthies

What does it mean to connect as a people through mass media? This book approaches that question by exploring how Moroccans engage communicative failure as they seek to shape social and political relations in...


The Happiness Passport

by Megan C Hayes & Yelena Bryksenkova

"In Hayes’ book ... she joins the dots between these differing beliefs to help us cultivate a richer shared vocabulary of happiness, and unravels the global interpretations of living well and contentedly."...


Language Creativity

by Simone Casini, Marcel Danesi & Frank Nuessel

In Language Creativity: A Semiotic Perspective, Simone Casini aims to frame the concept of creativity within a linguistic dimension by developing a theoretical reflection with constant references to contact...


Exploring Politeness in Business Emails

by Vera Freytag

Exploring Politeness in Business Emails explores the contextual complexities of workplace emails by comparing British English and Peninsular Spanish directive speech events and systematically assessing the impact...


Language Policy and Identity in Mauritania

by El Hacen Moulaye Ahmed

In modern-day Mauritania, as in several multilingual states, tensions over language policy and identity between the two ethnic groups—Arab and afro-Mauritanian—have been flaring ever since the nation’s...


French Immersion Ideologies in Canada

by Sylvie Roy

In French Immersion Ideologies in Canada, Sylvie Roy gives voice to people who have experiences with French immersion programs in Alberta, Canada. Using a sociolinguistics for change approach, she interprets...


Speaking Spanish in the US

by Janet M. Fuller & Jennifer Leeman

This book introduces readers to basic concepts of sociolinguistics with a focus on Spanish in the US. The coverage goes beyond linguistics to examine the history and politics of Spanish in the US, the relationship...


The Performance of Multilingual and Ultralingual Devotional Practices by Young British Muslims

by Andrey Rosowsky

This book examines the wide range of multilingual devotional performances engaged in by young Muslims in the UK today. It evaluates the contemporary mosque school in the UK and contrasts this with practices...


Ethnographic Fieldwork

by Jan Blommaert & Dong Jie

Ethnographic fieldwork is something which is often presented as mysterious and inexplicable. How do we know certain things after having done fieldwork? Are we sure we know? And what exactly do we know? This...


Complaining as a Sociocultural Activity

by Kyung-Eun Yoon

This book examines the role of complaining in conversation and online interaction in Korean society. Kyung-Eun Yoon examines patterns of formulating complainability, linguistic resources for complaints, organizational...


Complaining as a Sociocultural Activity

by Kyung-Eun Yoon

This book examines the role of complaining in conversation and online interaction in Korean society. Kyung-Eun Yoon examines patterns of formulating complainability, linguistic resources for complaints, organizational...


Language, Culture and Identity in Two Chinese Community Schools

by Sara Ganassin

This book investigates the social, political and educational role of community language education in migratory contexts. It draws on an ethnographic study that investigates the significance of Mandarin-Chinese...


Interpretations  An Ethnographic Drama

by Adrian Blackledge & Angela Creese

This highly original book brings compelling narratives of migration and social diversity vividly to life. At once a play script and an outcome of ethnographic research, it is a rich resource for the interpretation...


Socio-educational Factors and the Soft Power of Language

by Anna Odrowąż-Coates

Anna Odrow??-Coates shows that English, as a language of European integration and communication, has become an element of social status. In privileged social groups, its position has changed from a foreign language...


Choosing a Mother Tongue

by Corinne A. Seals

This book presents a sociocultural linguistic analysis of discourses of conflict, as well as an examination of how linguistic identity is embodied, negotiated and realized during a time of war. It provides new...


Voices of a City Market

by Adrian Blackledge & Angela Creese

This book breaks new ground in its representation of the voices of people in a superdiverse city as they go about their everyday lives. Poetic, polyphonic, and compelling, it places the reader at the heart of...


Speaking and Thinking - A Conversation with Victor Ferreira

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Victor Ferreira, Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator at the Language Production Lab at the University of California...


The Psychology of Bilingualism - A Conversation with Ellen Bialystok

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Ellen Bialystok, Professor of Psychology at York University. Ellen Bialystok is a world-leading expert on the effects of bilingualism...