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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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Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Subhan Zein
October 31, 2019

Indonesia has an extreme diversity of linguistic wealth, with 707 individual living languages by one count, or 731 languages and more than 1,100 dialects in another estimate, spoken by more than 1,300 ethnics spreading across 17,504 islands in the archipelago. Smaller, locally used indigenous...

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...

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...

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