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Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics


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This series is our home for innovative research in the field of sociolinguistics. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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Crosslinguistic Influence in Singapore English: Linguistic and Social Aspects

Crosslinguistic Influence in Singapore English: Linguistic and Social Aspects

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ming Chew Teo
February 06, 2020

In a social setting where speakers with several languages interact extensively, a major source of variation in Colloquial Singapore English comes from the complex interaction between crosslinguistic influences and various social and linguistic factors. By unifying both social and linguistic aspects...

Linguistic Mitigation in English and Spanish: How Speakers Attenuate Expressions

Linguistic Mitigation in English and Spanish: How Speakers Attenuate Expressions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nydia Flores-Ferrán
February 05, 2020

This volume offers a comprehensive examination of mitigation in speech in English and Spanish, exploring how it is defined and theorized and the various linguistic features employed to soften or downgrade the impact of a particular message across a range of settings. Building on the body of work...

Ageing Identities and Women’s Everyday Talk in a Hair Salon

Ageing Identities and Women’s Everyday Talk in a Hair Salon

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rachel Heinrichsmeier
January 29, 2020

The ageing of the world’s populations, particularly in Western developed countries, is a well-documented phenomenon; and despite many positive images of later life, in the media and public discourse later life is frequently depicted as a time of inevitable physical and cognitive decline. Against...

Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Subhan Zein
January 14, 2020

Indonesia has an extreme diversity of linguistic wealth, with 707 languages by one count, or 731 languages and more than 1,100 dialects in another estimate, spoken by more than 600 ethnicities spread across 17,504 islands in the archipelago. Smaller, locally used indigenous languages jostle...

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination: Threatening Languages

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination: Threatening Languages

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kara Fleming, Umberto Ansaldo
December 20, 2019

Is linguistic revival beneficiary to the plight of newly emerging, peripheral or even ‘threatened’ cultures? Or is it a smokescreen that hides the vestiges of ethnocentric ideologies, which ultimately create a hegemonic relationship? This book takes a critical look at revival exercises of exemplary...

Re-positioning Accent Attitude in the Global Englishes Paradigm: A Critical Phenomenological Case Study in the Chinese Context

Re-positioning Accent Attitude in the Global Englishes Paradigm: A Critical Phenomenological Case Study in the Chinese Context

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Fan (Gabriel) Fang
December 16, 2019

This book revisits the issue of China English as a developing variety of English and scrutinises students’ and teachers’ attitudes towards their own and other English accents from the critical phenomenological perspective of Global Englishes (GE) in the Chinese context. The research contributes to...

The Politics of Translingualism: After Englishes

The Politics of Translingualism: After Englishes

1st Edition

Jerry Won Lee
September 05, 2019

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 book seeks to...

Discourses of Identity in Liminal Places and Spaces

Discourses of Identity in Liminal Places and Spaces

1st Edition

Roberta Piazza
January 11, 2019

This collection highlights the interplay between language and liminal places and spaces in building distinct narratives of selfhood. The book uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine linguistic and social phenomena in places shaped by displacement and social inequality. The book also ...

The Discourse of Sport: Analyses from Social Linguistics

The Discourse of Sport: Analyses from Social Linguistics

1st Edition

David Caldwell, John Walsh, Elaine W. Vine, Jon Jureidini
August 23, 2018

This collection brings together innovative research from socially-oriented applied linguists working in sports. Drawing on contemporary approaches to applied linguistics, this book provides readers with in-depth analyses of examples of language-in-use in the context of sport, and...

Racialization and Language: Interdisciplinary Perspectives From Perú

Racialization and Language: Interdisciplinary Perspectives From Perú

1st Edition

Michele Back, Virginia Zavala
August 08, 2018

Drawing on frameworks from applied linguistics and critical discourse analysis, this volume employs a linguistics approach to understanding race and racism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Peru. Building on recent debates in Peru on cultural and biological definitions of race, the book...

Language, Media and Globalization in the Periphery: The Linguascapes of Popular Music in Mongolia

Language, Media and Globalization in the Periphery: The Linguascapes of Popular Music in Mongolia

1st Edition

Sender Dovchin
May 02, 2018

The title seeks to show how people are embedded culturally, socially and linguistically in a certain peripheral geographical location, yet are also able to roam widely in their use and takeup of a variety of linguistic and cultural resources. Drawing on data examples obtained from ethnographic...

Emerging Hispanicized English in the Nuevo New South: Language Variation in a Triethnic Community

Emerging Hispanicized English in the Nuevo New South: Language Variation in a Triethnic Community

1st Edition

Erin Callahan
April 11, 2018

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary language shift and identity in a language community in the mid-Atlantic South to offer a unique window into ethnic dialect formation and sociolinguistic processes underpinning dialect acquisition. Drawing on data collected from over 100...

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