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  • Language, Culture, and Societyby Christine Jourdan; Kevin Tuite

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 48.00

    A discussion of some important questions in linguistic anthropology, the study of language in relation to culture and social interaction. more...

  • Politenessby Penelope Brown; Stephen C. Levinson; John J. Gumperz

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 48.00

    This study is about the principles for constructing polite speeches. The core of it first appeared in Questions and Politeness, edited by Esther N. Goody (now out of print). It is here reissued with a fresh introduction that surveys the considerable literature in linguistics, psychology and the social sciences that the original extended essay stimulated,... more...

  • Language Changeby Jean Aitchison

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    This substantially revised third edition gives a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change. more...

  • Second Language Classroomsby Craig Chaudron

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 28.00

    This important new book provides a critical overview of recent classroom-centered research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages. Chaudron synthesizes and evaluates crucial research about the way student and teacher behaviours affect language learning and discusses research methods. Second Language Classrooms will be of vital... more...

  • The Sounds of Languageby Elizabeth C. Zsiga

    Wiley 2012; US$ 102.95

    The Sounds of Language is an introductory guide to the linguistic study of speech sounds, which provides uniquely balanced coverage of both phonology and phonetics. Features exercises and problem sets, as well as supporting online resources at www.wiley.com/go/zsiga , including additional discussion questions and exercises, as well as links... more...

  • Linguistic Ethnographyby Fiona Copland; Angela Creese

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 38.00

    This succinct overview focusses on the experience of conducting linguistic ethnography and the role of the researcher, providing readers with both a philosophical and practical introduction more...

  • Language and Identityby Professor John E. Joseph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    Offering a uniquely broad-based overview of the role of language choice in the construction of national, ethnic and religious identity, this textbook examines a wide range of specific cases from various parts of the world in order to arrive at some general principles concerning the links between language and identity. It will benefit students and researchers... more...

  • Language and Sexismby Sara Mills

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    A fresh and critical discussion of sexism in language. more...

  • Essential Linguisticsby David E. Freeman; Yvonne S. Freeman

    Heinemann 2004; US$ 37.50

    With increased emphasis on phonemic awareness and phonics, teachers need to know how language works. Basic linguistic concepts can help them make decisions about how to teach reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar to all students, including English language learners. The Freemans explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough but manageable manner,... more...

  • Language Visibleby David Sacks

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 24.95

    Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions--the alphabet. The heart of the book... more...