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Sociolinguistics books

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The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues by Patrick Stevenson, Kristine Horner, Nils Langer, Gertrud Reershemius The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues
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The German-Speaking World is an accessible textbook that offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the German language and its role in the world. This new second edition has been fully...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues by Patrick Stevenson, Kristine Horner, Nils Langer, Gertrud Reershemius The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues
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The German-Speaking World is an accessible textbook that offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the German language and its role in the world. This new second edition has been fully...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Crossing Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents by Ben Rampton, Alastair Pennycook Crossing Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents
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Focusing on urban youth culture and language crossing, this foundational volume by Ben Rampton has played a pivotal role in the shaping of language and ethnic identity as a domain of study. It focuses on language crossing - the use...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

Crossing Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents by Ben Rampton, Alastair Pennycook Crossing Language and Ethnicity Among Adolescents
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Focusing on urban youth culture and language crossing, this foundational volume by Ben Rampton has played a pivotal role in the shaping of language and ethnic identity as a domain of study. It focuses on language crossing - the use...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Language and Social Change in China Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin by Qing Zhang Language and Social Change in China Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin

Language and Social Change in China: Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin offers an innovative and authoritative account of the crucial role of language in shaping the sociocultural landscape of contemporary China. Based on a wide range of data collected since...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Language and Social Change in China Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin by Qing Zhang Language and Social Change in China Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin

Language and Social Change in China: Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin offers an innovative and authoritative account of the crucial role of language in shaping the sociocultural landscape of contemporary China. Based on a wide range of data collected since...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Urban Sociolinguistics The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience by Patrick Heinrich Urban Sociolinguistics The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience

From Los Angeles to Tokyo, Urban Sociolinguistics is a sociolinguistic study of twelve urban settings around the world. Building on William Labov's famous New York Study, the authors demonstrate how language use in these areas is changing based on belief...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Urban Sociolinguistics The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience by Patrick Heinrich Urban Sociolinguistics The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience

From Los Angeles to Tokyo, Urban Sociolinguistics is a sociolinguistic study of twelve urban settings around the world. Building on William Labov's famous New York Study, the authors demonstrate how language use in these areas is changing based on belief...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia Discursive Identity Strategies by Ammon Cheskin Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia Discursive Identity Strategies

By using Russian-speakers in Latvia as a specific case study, this volume also offers a fresh methodological approach to the study of discourses and discursive strategies. It outlines a coherent methodology to study the evolution of discourses over time, rather...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca by Jennifer Jenkins The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this rapidly developing field of study. Including 47 state-of-the art chapters from leading international...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Popular Culture, Voice and Linguistic Diversity Young Adults On- and Offline by Alastair Pennycook Popular Culture, Voice and Linguistic Diversity Young Adults On- and Offline

This book analyses the language practices of young adults in Mongolia and Bangladesh in online and offline environments. Focusing on the diverse linguistic and cultural resources these young people draw on in their interactions, the authors draw attention to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Standardizing Minority Languages Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery by James Costa Standardizing Minority Languages Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery

This volume addresses a crucial, yet largely unaddressed dimension of minority language standardization, namely how social actors engage with, support, negotiate, resist and even reject such processes. The focus is on social actors rather than language as a means for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Teacher Education in Computer-Assisted Language Learning A Sociocultural and Linguistic Perspective by Euline Cutrim Schmid Teacher Education in Computer-Assisted Language Learning A Sociocultural and Linguistic Perspective

Even though many pre-service and in-service teacher programs now address information and computer technology, computer- assisted language learning (CALL) teacher education is still reported as inadequate. Why is this? This book elaborates on some of the existing concerns and through...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Negotiating and Contesting Identities in Linguistic Landscapes by Elizabeth (University of Oslo, Norway) Lanza Negotiating and Contesting Identities in Linguistic Landscapes
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This collection represents contemporary perspectives on important aspects of research into the language in the public space, known as the Linguistic Landscape (LL), with the focus on the negotiation and contestation of identities. From four continents, and examining vital issues...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Bilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry, Music, and Narrative The Science of Art by Norbert Francis Bilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry, Music, and Narrative The Science of Art

Bilingual and multicultural approaches to the study of literature and music give the most complete panorama of the problems related to understanding artistic ability and sensibility. Norbert Francis argues that poetic, narrative, and musical abilities are an intrinsic part of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

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Remix Multilingualism Hip-Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voices by Quentin Williams Remix Multilingualism Hip-Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voices

Remixing multilingualism is conceptualised in this book as engaging in the linguistic act of using, combining and manipulating multilingual forms. It is about creating new ways of 'doing' multilingualism through cultural acts and identities and involving a process that invokes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research by Tonya N. Stebbins, Kris Eira, Vicki L. Couzens Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research
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This book advocates for a new model of describing the practices of language revitalization, and decolonizing the research methods used to study them. The volume provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and methodological foundations of working with communities revitalizing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Interactional Linguistics An Introduction to Language in Social Interaction by Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, Margret Selting Interactional Linguistics An Introduction to Language in Social Interaction
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The first textbook dedicated to interactional linguistics, focusing on, and introducing, the linguistic analyses of conversational phenomena.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics by Mi-Cha Flubacher Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics

This book presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings. It aims to produce a complex understanding of how neoliberal rationalities are articulated within locally anchored and historical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Language in Immigrant America by Dominika (Duke University, North Carolina) Baran Language in Immigrant America
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Explores the complex relationship between language and immigration in the United States.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Language in Immigrant America by Dominika (Duke University, North Carolina) Baran Language in Immigrant America
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Explores the complex relationship between language and immigration in the United States.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics by Mi-Cha Flubacher Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics

This book presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings. It aims to produce a complex understanding of how neoliberal rationalities are articulated within locally anchored and historical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Sociolinguistics A Resource Book for Students by Meredith Marra Sociolinguistics A Resource Book for Students


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Sociolinguistics A Resource Book for Students by Meredith Marra Sociolinguistics A Resource Book for Students


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Language of Persuasion in Politics An introduction by Alan (University of Bologna, Italy) Partington, Charlotte (University of Sussex, UK) Taylor The Language of Persuasion in Politics An introduction
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This accessible introductory textbook looks at the modern relationship between politicians, the press and the public through the language they employ, with extensive coverage of key topics including: `spin', `spin control' and `image' politics models of persuasion: authority, contrast, association...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

The Language of Persuasion in Politics An introduction by Alan (University of Bologna, Italy) Partington, Charlotte (University of Sussex, UK) Taylor The Language of Persuasion in Politics An introduction
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This accessible introductory textbook looks at the modern relationship between politicians, the press and the public through the language they employ, with extensive coverage of key topics including: `spin', `spin control' and `image' politics models of persuasion: authority, contrast, association...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Discourse and Diversionary Justice An Analysis of Youth Justice Conferencing by Michele Zappavigna, James Martin Discourse and Diversionary Justice An Analysis of Youth Justice Conferencing
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This book analyses the Youth Justice Conferencing Program in New South Wales, Australia. Exploring this form of diversionary justice from the perspectives of functional linguistics and performance studies, the authors combine close textual analysis with ethnographic research methodologies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Japanese at Work Politeness, Power, and Personae in Japanese Workplace Discourse by Haruko Minegishi Cook Japanese at Work Politeness, Power, and Personae in Japanese Workplace Discourse

This book empirically explores how different linguistic resources are utilized to achieve appropriate workplace role inhabitance and to achieve work-oriented communicative ends in a variety of workplaces in Japan. Appropriate role inhabitance is seen to include considerations of gender and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Language, Identity and Cycling in the New Media Age Exploring Interpersonal Semiotics in Multimodal Media and Online Texts by Patrick Kiernan Language, Identity and Cycling in the New Media Age Exploring Interpersonal Semiotics in Multimodal Media and Online Texts

Part II investigates community and leisure / sporting identity through an online cycling forum, while Part III examines corporate identity realised through corporate websites, consumer reviews and Youtube channels.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Longitudinal Studies on the Organization of Social Interaction by Simona Pekarek Doehler Longitudinal Studies on the Organization of Social Interaction

This book advances our understanding of change over time in human social conduct, and represents the first consolidated effort to reveal how micro-analytic studies of social interaction address such issues.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Acquiring Sociolinguistic Variation by Gunther (Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster) De Vogelaer Acquiring Sociolinguistic Variation

The study of how linguistic variation is acquired is considered a nascent field in both psycho- and sociolinguistics. Within that research context, this books aims at two objectives. First, it wants to help bridging the gap between researchers working on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics by Eric (Georgia State University, USA) Friginal Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics
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Corpus Approaches to Sociolinguistics illustrates how sociolinguistic approaches and linguistic distributions from corpora can be effectively combined to produce meaningful studies of language use and language variation. Three major parts comprise the volume focusing on: (1) Corpora and the Study...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Multilingual Brazil Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World by Marilda C. Cavalcanti Multilingual Brazil Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World

This book brings together cutting edge work by Brazilian researchers on plurilingualism in Brazil for an English-speaking readership in one comprehensive volume. Divided into four sections, each with its own introduction, tying together the themes of the book, the volume...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics by Eric (Georgia State University, USA) Friginal Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics
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Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics illustrates how sociolinguistic approaches and linguistic distributions from corpora can be effectively combined to produce meaningful studies of language use and language variation. Three major parts comprise the volume focusing on: (1) Corpora and the Study...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics by Alwin Fill The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics is the first comprehensive exploration into the field of ecolinguistics, also known as language ecology. Organized into three sections that treat the different topic areas of ecolinguistics, the handbook begins with chapters on language diversity,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Japanese Language and Soft Power in Asia by Kayoko Hashimoto Japanese Language and Soft Power in Asia

This cutting edge collection considers how the Japanese language functions as a key element of Japanese soft power in Asia. Within Japanese culture itself, the promotion of language has been an area of ambivalence. This interdisciplinary book looks across the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Language Investment and Employability The Uneven Distribution of Resources in the Public Employment Service by Mi-Cha Flubacher, Alexandre Duchene Language Investment and Employability The Uneven Distribution of Resources in the Public Employment Service
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This book provides a unique insight into negotiations around language investment for employability in the context of public employment services. Drawing on extensive ethnographical research carried out in Regional Employment Offices in Switzerland, the authors follow the stories of various...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2017

Talking Donald Trump A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse, and Political Identity by Jennifer Sclafani Talking Donald Trump A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse, and Political Identity

This book examines the language of and surrounding Donald Trump's Presidential campaign from the perspective of sociocultural linguistics. Drawing from speeches, debates, and interviews, as well as media coverage and public reactions to his language, Sclafani reveals how Trump's language...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Politics of Translingualism After Englishes by Jerry (University of California, Irvine, USA) Won Lee The Politics of Translingualism After Englishes
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Translingualism refers to an orientation in scholarship that recognizes the fluidity of language boundaries and endorses a greater tolerance for the plurality of Englishes worldwide. However, it is possible that translingualism exacerbates the very problems it seeks to redress? This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

World Englishes Re-thinking paradigms by Ee Ling Low World Englishes Re-thinking paradigms

In this book, leading scholars in the field of World Englishes (WE) offer fresh perspectives in re-thinking issues on the use of English as a global language in an interconnected world. Established as a legitimate field of study, WE offers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Becoming Diasporically Moroccan Linguistic and Embodied Practices for Negotiating Belonging by Lauren Wagner Becoming Diasporically Moroccan Linguistic and Embodied Practices for Negotiating Belonging

Questions persist about post-migrant generations and their sense of belonging in one homeland or another. In the setting of Morocco, where trajectories to and from Europe have colored several centuries of history, this book provides a framework to explore how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Intercultural Communication A Critical Introduction by Ingrid Piller Intercultural Communication A Critical Introduction

Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date overview of the field of intercultural communication.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Mapping Memory in Translation by Siobhan Brownlie Mapping Memory in Translation


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Knowledge Machines Language and Information in a Technological Society by Denise E. Murray Knowledge Machines Language and Information in a Technological Society

Provides a wide-ranging survey of the sociolinguistic issues raised by the impact of information technology. The author demonstrates how and in which ways the new technologies both affect human communication and are in turn affected by the way people communicate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media by Colleen (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Cotter The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media
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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research in media linguistics. This handbook analyzes both language theory and practice, demonstrating the vital role of this research in understanding language use in society....
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

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