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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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Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan: The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women’s Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One

Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan: The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women’s Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One

1st Edition

Claire Maree, Kaori Okano
February 20, 2018

This book is the first in a unique series drawn from an interdisciplinary, longitudinal project entitled ‘Thirty Years of Talk.’ For 30 years, Okano recorded ethnographic interviews and collected data on the language of working class women in Kobe, Japan. This long-range study sketches the...

Gender Representation in Learning Materials: International Perspectives

Gender Representation in Learning Materials: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Abolaji S. Mustapha, Sara Mills
February 12, 2018

Representations of gender in learning materials convey an implicit message to students about attitudes towards culturally appropriate gender roles for women and men. This collection takes a linguistic approach to exploring theories about gender representation within the sphere of education and...

Language and Classification: Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics

Language and Classification: Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics

1st Edition

Allison Burkette
February 07, 2018

This volume adopts a practice-based approach to examine the different ways in which classification is communicated and negotiated in different environments within archaeology. The book looks specifically at the archaeological classification of ceramics as a lens through which to examine the...

White Hip Hoppers, Language and Identity in Post-Modern America

White Hip Hoppers, Language and Identity in Post-Modern America

1st Edition

Cecelia Cutler
February 05, 2018

This book examines language and identity among White American middle and upper-middle class youth who affiliate with Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop youth engage in practices that range from the consumption of rap music and fashion to practices like MC-ing (writing and performing raps or "rhymes"), DJ-ing...

Language Contact and the Future of English

Language Contact and the Future of English

1st Edition

Ian Mackenzie
December 15, 2017

This book reflects on the future of the English language as used by native speakers, speakers of nativized New Englishes, and users of English as a lingua franca (ELF). The volume begins by outlining the current position of English in the world and accounts for the differences among native and...

Heritage Language Policies around the World

Heritage Language Policies around the World

1st Edition

Corinne A. Seals, Sheena Shah
October 16, 2017

Heritage language policies define the context in which heritage languages are maintained or abandoned by communities, and this volume describes and analyzes international policy strategies, as well as the implications for the actual heritage language speakers. This volume brings together heritage...

Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research

Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research

1st Edition

Tonya N. Stebbins, Kris Eira, Vicki L. Couzens
September 21, 2017

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 their...

Bilingual Pre-Teens: Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany

Bilingual Pre-Teens: Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany

1st Edition

Janet M. Fuller
May 31, 2017

This volume examines the connection between socio-economic class and bilingual practices, a previously under-researched area, through looking at differences in bilingual settings that are classified as "immigrant" or "elite" and are thus linked to socio-economic class categories. Fuller chooses for...

English Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context: Developing and Contextually Framing the Transition Theory

English Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context: Developing and Contextually Framing the Transition Theory

1st Edition

Michael Hadzantonis
May 24, 2017

This book investigates, from a sociocultural, linguistic, and pedagogical perspective, the conceptual and pragmatic frameworks that characterize secondary language learning in a Northeast Asian context. Hadzantonis contextualizes these salient domains through an engagement with social and cultural...

Care Communication: Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility

Care Communication: Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility

1st Edition

Peter Backhaus
April 03, 2017

This book studies communication in institutional eldercare. It is based on audio-recorded interactions between residents and staff in a Japanese care facility. The focus is on the morning care routines, which include getting the residents out of bed and ready for the day. Combining quantitative and...

Social Media Discourse, (Dis)identifications and Diversities

Social Media Discourse, (Dis)identifications and Diversities

1st Edition

Sirpa Leppanen, Elina Westinen, Samu Kytola
December 08, 2016

This volume serves as an in-depth investigation of the diversity of means and practices that constitute (dis)identification and identity construction in social media. Given the increasing prevalence of social media in everyday life and the subsequent growing diversity in the types of participants...

The Discourse of Powerlessness and Repression: Life stories of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong

The Discourse of Powerlessness and Repression: Life stories of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong

1st Edition

Hans J. Ladegaard
November 02, 2016

Drawing on a large corpus of narratives recorded at a church shelter for abused domestic helpers in Hong Kong, this monograph explores how the women discursively construct themselves in sharing sessions with other helpers. They see themselves as ‘helpers’ who have come to Hong Kong to help their...

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