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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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Scripting Japan: Orthography, Variation, and the Creation of Meaning in Written Japanese

Scripting Japan: Orthography, Variation, and the Creation of Meaning in Written Japanese

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wesley C. Robertson
July 14, 2020

Imagine this book was written in Comic Sans. Would this choice impact your image of me as an author, despite causing no literal change to the content within? Generally, discussions of how language variants influence interpretation of language acts/users have focused on variation in speech. But it...

Socio-grammatical Variation and Change: In Honour of Jenny Cheshire

Socio-grammatical Variation and Change: In Honour of Jenny Cheshire

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Karen V. Beaman, Isabelle Buchstaller, Sue Fox, James A. Walker
July 10, 2020

This groundbreaking collection showcases Jenny Cheshire’s influential work in bringing greater attention to quantitative analysis of socio-grammatical variation and builds upon her contributions with new lines of inquiry pushing sociolinguistic research forward. Featuring contributions from leading...

A Sociolinguistic View of A Japanese Ethnic Church Community

A Sociolinguistic View of A Japanese Ethnic Church Community

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tyler Barrett
July 08, 2020

Drawing on sociolinguistic approaches, this book presents unique insights into a Japanese ethnic church community in Canada and the ways in which churches mediate issues of linguistic, cultural, and religious hybridity in addressing the needs of their diverse populations.// The book integrates...

Social Theory and Language: The Construction of Meaning

Social Theory and Language: The Construction of Meaning

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Glyn Williams
June 29, 2020

This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the historical developments underpinning our present understandings of the relationship between language and the social by integrating the study of language with key strands of sociological theory.// The book posits that theory conditions how objects...

Linguistic Variation and Social Practices of Normative Masculinity: Authority and Multifunctional Humour in a Dublin Sports Club

Linguistic Variation and Social Practices of Normative Masculinity: Authority and Multifunctional Humour in a Dublin Sports Club

1st Edition

Fergus O'Dwyer
March 17, 2020

This book explores the ways in which linguistic variation and complex social practices interact toward the formation of male interactional identities in a sports club in Dublin, illustrating the affordances of studying sporting contexts in contributing to advancing sociolinguistic theory. Adopting...

Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

1st Edition

Subhan Zein
February 18, 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...

Linguistic Mitigation in English and Spanish: How Speakers Attenuate Expressions

Linguistic Mitigation in English and Spanish: How Speakers Attenuate Expressions

1st Edition

Nydia Flores
February 13, 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

Rachel Heinrichsmeier
January 16, 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...

Crosslinguistic Influence in Singapore English: Linguistic and Social Aspects

Crosslinguistic Influence in Singapore English: Linguistic and Social Aspects

1st Edition

Ming Chew Teo
January 07, 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...

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

Fan (Gabriel) Fang
December 11, 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...

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination: Threatening Languages

Revivals, Nationalism, and Linguistic Discrimination: Threatening Languages

1st Edition

Kara Fleming, Umberto Ansaldo
December 05, 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 ...

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...

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