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Routledge Guides to Linguistics


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Bilingualism

Bilingualism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Shahrzad Mahootian
October 21, 2019

Bilingualism provides a concise and lively introduction to bilingualism as a social and linguistic phenomenon and explains its impact on individuals and on society. Addressing questions such as what it means to be bilingual, how one becomes bilingual, and how exposure to more than one language can...

Linguistics and Law

Linguistics and Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jeffrey P. Kaplan
August 28, 2019

Linguistics and Law offers a clear and concise introduction to making sense of the law through linguistics. Drawing on lexical semantics, syntax, and pragmatics to interpret both written and spoken laws, this book: addresses how to interpret legal documents such as contracts, statutes,...

Language, Gender, and Sexuality: An Introduction

Language, Gender, and Sexuality: An Introduction

1st Edition

Scott F. Kiesling
March 12, 2019

Language, Gender, and Sexuality offers a panoramic and accessible introduction to the ways in which linguistic patterns are sensitive to social categories of gender and sexuality, as well as an overview of how speakers use language to create and display gender and sexuality. This book includes...

Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts

Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts

1st Edition

Joseph C. Hill, Diane C. Lillo-Martin, Sandra K. Wood
December 27, 2018

Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts provides a succinct summary of major findings in the linguistic study of natural sign languages. Focusing on American Sign Language (ASL), this book: offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic grammatical components of phonology, morphology, and...

Why Study Linguistics

Why Study Linguistics

1st Edition

Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck
September 20, 2018

Why Study Linguistics is designed to help anyone with an interest in studying language understand what linguistics is, and what linguists do. Exploring how the scientific study of language differs from other ways of investigating this uniquely human behavior, Why Study Linguistics:  explores the...

Is English Changing?

Is English Changing?

1st Edition

Steve Kleinedler
February 16, 2018

Is English changing? To what degree is it changing? Is this change good or bad? In answering these questions, Is English Changing? provides a lively and concise introduction to language change, refuting commonly held misconceptions about language evolution as we understand it. Showing that English,...

Language and Meaning

Language and Meaning

1st Edition

Betty J Birner
October 30, 2017

Language and Meaning provides a clear, accessible and unique perspective on the philosophical and linguistic question of what it means to mean. Looking at relationships such as those between literal and non-literal meanings, linguistic form and meaning, and language and thought, this volume tackles...

Language in Children

Language in Children

1st Edition

Eve V. Clark
August 23, 2016

Language in Children provides a concise and basic introduction for students studying child language acquisition for the first time. Starting from the first sounds a child produces, this book covers all the stages a child goes through in acquiring a language. This title:...

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