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The Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies

Edited by: Philip Seargeant , Ann Hewings , Stephen Pihlaja

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138913455
eBook ISBN: 9781351001724
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351001724
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The Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies provides a comprehensive overview of English Language Studies. The book takes a three-pronged approach to examine what constitutes the phenomenon of the English language; why and in what contexts it is an important subject to study; and what the chief methodologies are that are used to study it. In 30 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, this Handbook covers and critically examines:

  • English Language Studies as a discipline that is changing and evolving in response to local and global pressures;
  • definitions of English, including world Englishes, contact Englishes, and historical and colonial perspectives;
  • the relevance of English in areas such as teaching, politics and the media;
  • analysis of English situated in wider linguistics contexts, including psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and linguistic ethnography.

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies is essential reading for researchers and students working in fields related to the teaching and study of the English language in any context.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The idea of English Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The historical study of English Download PDF
Chapter  3:  English and colonialism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  World Englishes Download PDF
Chapter  5:  English and multilingualism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Standards in English Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Contact Englishes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The phonology of English Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The grammars of English Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The relevance of English language studies in higher education Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Literacy in English Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Teaching English as an Additional Language in Anglophone and Brazilian contexts Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Download PDF
Chapter  14:  English and social identity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Language, gender and sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The politics of English Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Persuasive language Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Literature and the English language Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The language of creative writing Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Media, power and representation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The language of social media Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Stylistics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sociolinguistics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Corpus linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Discourse analysis Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Linguistic ethnography Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The psycholinguistics of English Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Metaphor studies and English Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Multimodal English Download PDF
Chapter  30:  English and translation Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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