In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
Explores the complex role that language plays in the construction of sexuality and gender, two concepts that are often discussed separately, although in practice are closely intertwined. This book draws...
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This book is about how languages change. It is also a critique of Optimality Theory - the dominant theory in contemporary phonology and increasingly influential throughout linguistics. The author sets...
Juan Manuel Hernandez Campoy; Juan...
The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics features 35 newly-written essays that explore how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be applied to the process of reconstruction of a...
The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverage of the major issues in this field - ranging from the value of contact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of...
This Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language, presenting a succinct account of the most important aspects - both "micro" and "macro" - of sociolinguistics, such as...
Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that we use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. This book is filled with sayings, legends and proverbs derived...
Idioms are often hilarious, and they provide a wonderful window on how different cultures see the world. Whether you are a linguist or just a lover of words and ...
Including information about English language, culture, history and power, this title traces the way that the English language as twisted and turned in response to the way the world has...
Lexicon of the Mouth surveys the oral cavity as the central channel by which self and surrounding are brought into relation. Questions of embodiment and agency,...
Umberto Eco; William Weaver
The extraordinary historical consequences of errors and fictional inventions.
Investigates the linguistic diversity of the USA by profiling the twelve most commonly used languages other than English.
Gender is a hotly debated topic in the field of education. The role that language plays in educational contexts especially in the classroom has long been acknowledged. Innovatively combining approaches...
Robert McColl Millar
This is a history of Europe unlike any other: a theory-informed history of its language use. The 'rise' and 'fall' of languages are recounted, along with an analysis of why...
Karen P. Corrigan
An overview of English as it is spoken in the Northern dialect regions of Ireland.