The Routledge Handbook Of Linguistics by Keith AllanThe Routledge Handbook Of Linguistics by Keith Allan

The Routledge Handbook Of Linguistics

EditorKeith Allan

Hardcover | July 20, 2015

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The Routledge Handbook of Linguisticsoffers a comprehensive introduction and reference point to the discipline of linguistics. This wide-ranging survey of the field brings together a range of perspectives, covering all the key areas of linguistics and drawing on interdisciplinary research in subjects such as anthropology, psychology and sociology.

The 36 chapters, written by specialists from around the world, provide:

  • an overview of each topic;
  • an introduction to current hypotheses and issues;
  • future trajectories;
  • suggestions for further reading.

With extensive coverage of both theoretical and applied linguistic topics,The Routledge Handbook of Linguisticsis an indispensable resource for students and researchers working in this area.

Keith Allanis Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Monash University and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.
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Title:The Routledge Handbook Of LinguisticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.8 × 7 × 1.5 inPublished:July 20, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415832578

ISBN - 13:9780415832571

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Table of Contents

1. What is linguistics?Keith Allan  2. Evolutionary linguistics: how Language and languages got to be the way they areJames R. Hurford  3. Gesture and sign: utterance uses of visible bodily actionAdam Kendon 4. Writing systems: methods for recording languageGeoffrey Sampson  5. Phonetics: the sounds humans make when speakingAndrew Butcher  6. PhonologyHarry van der Hulst  7. Morphology: the structure of wordsGeert Booij  8. Syntax: putting words togetherKersti B¿rjars  9. Syntax as the dynamics of language understandingRuth Kempson  10. Semantics: the meaning of words and sentencesJohn Saeed  11. Lexical semantics todayNicholas Asher, Tim van de Cruys & M¿a Abrus¿nbsp; 12. Lexicography: the construction of dictionaries and thesaurusesPam Peters  13. Pragmatics: language use in contextYan Huang  14. The linguistics of politeness and social relationsMarina Terkourafi  15. Narrative and narrative structureMichael Toolan  16. Anthropological linguistics and field linguisticsWilliam A. Foley  17. Sociolinguistics: language in social environmentsMaya Ravindranath & Suzanne Evans Wagner  18. Psycholinguistics: language and cognitionMatthew J. Traxler  19. Neurolinguistics: mind, brain, and languageDavid Kemmerer  20. First language acquisitionEve V. Clark & Marisa Casillas  21. Second language acquisition and applied linguisticsSusan M. Gass  22. Historical linguistics and relationships among languagesKate Burridge  23. Linguistic change in grammarWalter Bisang  24. Language endangermentSimon Musgrave  25. Linguistic typology and language universalsJae Jung Song  26. Translating between languagesAnthony Pym   27. Structural linguisticsJohn E. Joseph  28. BiolinguisticsCedric Boeckx  29. Cognitive linguisticsJohn R. Taylor  30. Functional linguisticsJ. Lachlan Mackenzie  31. Computational linguisticsAnn Copestake  32. Corpus linguisticsAndrew Hardie  33. Linguistics and philosophyKasia M. Jaszczolt  34. Linguistics and the lawKate Haworth   35. Linguistics and politicsGeorge Lakoff  36. Linguistics and social mediaAna Deumert

Editorial Reviews

"This is a far-reaching and inclusive overview, which offers diverse perspectives on the study of language. Beginners will find clarity, and every expert will find something new." Nigel Fabb, University of Strathclyde, UK. "The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics is an extraordinarily useful resource both for newcomers and for practicing linguists. Keith Allan has put together a treasure trove of information encompassing the breadth and depth of the field by a truly impressive group of authors. This work outdoes most other books of its type in striking a balance between historical background and current research. This volume would be a valuable addition to any linguist¿s bookshelf; I know I will be referring to it often." Betty Birner, Northern Illinois University, USA "This volume provides an approachable introduction to unusually many areas of linguistic investigation and application. The clear presentations by highly qualified scholars should prove informative and broadly useful not only for linguists but for students and professionals representing a wide spectrum of interests." Ronald W. Langacker, University of California, San Diego, USA "This is an impressively rich, thorough and up-to-date overview of the many sub-domains that make up the discipline of linguistics by a group of leading scholars from around the world. Both newcomers and those already working in the field will find much here to educate, enlighten and entertain them." Nigel Vincent , University of Manchester, UK "This Handbook brings together an impressive team of experts to provide an introduction to linguistics more comprehensive than any that has gone before. The discussions are clear and insightful, and the chapters cover an array of topics ranging from gesture to neurolinguistics to social media, and everything in between. This volume is essential reading for university students, linguistic researchers, and lay readers alike." Rachel Nordlinger, University of Melbourne, Australia.