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The Book of Human Emotions

by Tiffany Watt Smith Little, Brown and Company (June 06, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...

The N Word

by Jabari Asim & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In The N Word, a renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word.

In 2003, the book Nigger started an intense conversation about the use and implications...

The Book of Human Emotions

by Tiffany Watt Smith & Suzanne Toren Little, Brown & Company (June 07, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...

Pretty Bitches

by Lizzie Skurnick, Carolyne Leys, Andrea Lopez & Shana Small et al. Seal Press (March 03, 2020)

These empowering essays from leading women writers examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women -- and imagine a more liberated world.

Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they...

Interjections, Translation, and Translanguaging

by Rosanna Masiola Lexington Books (December 05, 2018)

This book is about interjections and their transcultural issues. Challenging the marginalization of the past, the ubiquity of interjections and translational practices are presented in their multilingual and...

Meeting Foreignness

by Paola Giorgis Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

How is Foreignness defined by language? Who has the power to define the ‘foreigner’ as such, on which grounds, from which positioning, for which purposes? And within such premises, which is the role of foreign...

Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...

Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication

by Linda Manashe, Koliswa Moropa, Andre M Mostert & Ndimande-Hlongwa et al. Wits University Press (May 01, 2017)

To date, there has been no published textbook which takes into account changing sociolinguistic dynamics that have influenced South African society. Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication breaks new...


by Chege Githiora James Currey (November 16, 2018)

African multilingualism is changing the languages and identities of urban communities, and indeed entire nations. Sheng, a non-standard variety of Kenyan Swahili closely associated with Nairobi's low-income...

Constructing Feminine to Mean

by Abdelkader Fassi Fehri Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Linguistic gender is a complex and amazing category that has puzzled and still puzzles theoretical linguists, typologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, didacticians, as well as scholars of anthropology,...

Rural Voices

by Christine Mallinson, Elizabeth Seale, Rania Habib & Kirk Hazen et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In this interdisciplinary volume, sociolinguists and sociologists explore the intersections of language, culture, and identity for rural populations around the world. Challenging stereotypical views of rural...

The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices

by Gian Marco Farese Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

This book presents a contrastive analysis of various forms of address used in English and Italian from the perspective of cultural semantics, the branch of linguistics which investigates the relationship between...

Learning Pragmatics from Native and Nonnative Language Teachers

by Prof. Andrew D. Cohen Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

This book deals with intercultural pragmatics and how both nonnative teachers (NNTs) and native teachers (NTs) may enhance their classroom instruction regarding target language (TL) pragmatics. It focuses primarily...

Third Language Learners

by Dr. Maria Pilar Safont Jorda Multilingual Matters (April 06, 2005)

The book focuses on one aspect of foreign language acquisition that has not received much attention, that of the effect of bilingualism in the oral production of the English language learners. Two research areas...

Focus on French as a Foreign Language

by Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele Multilingual Matters (February 18, 2005)

This book offers sharp new insights into the acquisition and use of French as a foreign language.  The authors are specialists in their particular theoretical paradigms and focus on morphology, morpho-syntax,...

Socializing Identities through Speech Style

by Prof. Haruko Minegishi Cook Multilingual Matters (August 21, 2008)

Drawing on the perspective of language socialization and a theory of indexicality, this book explores ways in which learners of Japanese as a foreign language and their Japanese host families socialize their...

The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context

by Prof. Vera Regan, Martin Howard & Dr. Isabelle Lemée Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2009)

This volume explores the relationship between 'study abroad' and the acquisition of 'sociolinguistic competence' - the ability to communicate in socially appropriate ways. The volume looks at language development...

The Novel Entrepreneur

by Sally Bendersky Sally Bendersky (October 10, 2017)

Stop juggling overwhelm, stress, uncertainty, contradiction, distrust, and more. Become the leader – the novel entrepreneur – of your life! 

All of us have ingrained, unconscious beliefs that limit our...

Material Discourse—Materialist Analysis

by Veit Schwab, Johannes Beetz, Roberto Leiser Baronas & Jean-Jacques Courtine et al. Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

Material Discourse – Materialist Analysis explores the entanglement of material realities and discourse and shows how a materialist discourse analysis can be put into practice.

A cognate concern for language...

Dialogues with Ethnography

by Dr. Jan Blommaert Multilingual Matters (December 15, 2017)

This book persuasively argues the case that ethnography must be viewed as a full theoretical system, rather than just as a research method. Blommaert traces the influence of his reading of classic works about...

Narratives of Immigration and Language Loss

by Maris R. Thompson Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

This book examines narratives of anti-German sentiment and language loss from German American communities in southwestern, Illinois. During World War I and II, government sponsored Americanization campaigns...

Faith and Language Practices in Digital Spaces

by Dr. Andrey Rosowsky Multilingual Matters (November 01, 2017)

This volume shares the results of research conducted within and across the complex nexus of language, religion and new technologies. It identifies the dynamic and mobile ways religious practice and language...

Bilingual Childcare

by Victoria Benz Multilingual Matters (November 01, 2017)

This ethnographic study explores aspects of bilingual education in two early childhood German–English education centres in Australia. Using various sources of data and multiple methods of analysis, it investigates...

Translating for the Community

by Mustapha Taibi Multilingual Matters (November 01, 2017)

Written by translation practitioners, teachers and researchers, this edited volume is a much-needed contribution to the under-researched area of community translation. Its chapters outline the specific nature...

Scripts of Servitude

by Beatriz P. Lorente Multilingual Matters (October 19, 2017)

This book examines how language is a central resource in transforming migrant women into transnational domestic workers. Focusing on the migration of women from the Philippines to Singapore, the book unpacks...

Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English

by Gloria Park Multilingual Matters (September 13, 2017)

This book is a powerful narrative of how six women experienced their lives alongside their desire to overcome the challenging and empowering nature of the English language. The volume shares who they are as...

Language, Education and Neoliberalism

by Alfonso Del Percio & Mi-Cha Flubacher Multilingual Matters (September 25, 2017)

This edited volume presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings, from bilingual education in the US, to migrant work...

Bilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry, Music, and Narrative: The Science of Art

by Norbert Francis Lexington Books (August 22, 2017)

Bilingual and multicultural approaches to the study of literature and music give the most complete panorama of the problems related to understanding artistic ability and sensibility. Norbert Francis argues that...

Becoming Diasporically Moroccan

by Lauren Wagner Multilingual Matters (July 31, 2017)

Questions persist about post-migrant generations and their sense of belonging in one homeland or another. As descendants of migrants, ‘second’ and further generations often struggle to establish an unproblematic...

A Beginner's Guide to Language and Gender

by Allyson Jule Multilingual Matters (May 16, 2017)

In this revised and updated 2nd edition of her pioneering textbook, Allyson Jule offers fresh insights into the study of language and gender for those new to the subject. Students will gain a thorough grounding...

Context, Individual Differences and Pragmatic Competence

by Naoko Taguchi Multilingual Matters (January 11, 2012)

Pragmatic competence plays a key role in the era of globalization where communication across cultural boundaries is an everyday phenomenon. The ability to use language in a socially appropriate manner is critical,...

Ideology, Ethics and Policy Development in Public Service Interpreting and Translation

by Carmen Valero-Garcés & Rebecca Tipton Multilingual Matters (March 08, 2017)

This edited collection brings together new research on public service interpreting and translation (PSIT) with a focus on ideology, ethics and policy development. The contributions provide fresh theoretical...

English as a Local Language

by Christina Higgins Multilingual Matters (July 08, 2009)

When analyzed in multilingual contexts, English is often treated as an entity that is separable from its linguistic environment. It is often the case, however, that multilinguals use English in hybrid and transcultural...

The Idea of English in Japan

by Philip Seargeant Multilingual Matters (August 04, 2009)

This book examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global language in Japan, and considers how the resultant language ideologies – drawn in part from universal discourses; in part from context-specific...

The Social Construction of Age

by Patricia Andrew Multilingual Matters (January 11, 2012)

This book explores the social construction of age in the context of EFL in Mexico. It is the first book to address the age factor in SLA from a social perspective. Based on research carried out at a public university...

Discourse, Identity, and China's Internal Migration

by Dong Jie Multilingual Matters (August 19, 2011)

Rural-urban migration has been going on in China since the early 1980s, resulting in complicated sociolinguistic environments. Migrant workers are the backbone of China's fast growing economy, and yet little...

Rethinking Bilingual Education in Postcolonial Contexts

by Feliciano Chimbutane Multilingual Matters (May 18, 2011)

This book calls for critical adaptations when theories of bilingual education, based on practices in the North, are applied to the countries of the global South. For example, it challenges the assumption that...

The Language Difference

by Dr. Paulin G. Djité Multilingual Matters (January 06, 2011)

Language is a sensitive issue in the developing world, because language choice and behaviour are integral to the social, economic and political stability of multicultural societies. To what extent does this...

Multilingual Urban Scandinavia

by Dr. Pia Quist & Dr. Bente Ailin Svendsen Multilingual Matters (October 07, 2010)

This book presents, for the first time, an overarching, trans-Scandinavian, comprehensive and comparable account of linguistic developments and practices in late modern urban contact zones. The book aims to...

Linguistic Landscape in the City

by Prof. Elana Shohamy, Prof. Eliezer Ben-Rafael & Monica Barni Multilingual Matters (July 29, 2010)

This book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape...

European Vernacular Literacy

by Prof. Joshua A Fishman Multilingual Matters (June 28, 2010)

In this major new text, Joshua Fishman charts the rise of vernacular literacy in Europe, and the major social, economic, religious, political, demographic, educational and philosophical changes that attended...

Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy

by Catrin Norrby & Prof. John Hajek Multilingual Matters (October 17, 2011)

This book brings together current research by leading international scholars on the often contentious nature of language policies and their practical outcomes in North America, Australia and Europe. It presents...

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

by Dr. Mukul Saxena & Dr. Tope Omoniyi Multilingual Matters (May 28, 2010)

This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes...

Bodies and Language

by Prof. Vaidehi Ramanathan Multilingual Matters (November 26, 2009)

This book critically addresses the role of language in our collective construction of ‘normal’ bodies. Addressing a range of concerns linked with visible and invisible, chronic and terminal conditions, the...

Language Diversity in the Classroom

by Prof. John Edwards Frsc Multilingual Matters (November 16, 2009)

This book provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. A thorough analysis of the sources and implications of social “disadvantage” is presented first, since the nonstandard...

Engaging Superdiversity

by Karel Arnaut, Martha Sif Karrebæk, Dr. Massimiliano Spotti & Dr. Jan Blommaert Multilingual Matters (December 09, 2016)

This book is the fruition of five years’ work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist,...

Authenticity, Language and Interaction in Second Language Contexts

by Janice McGregor & Rémi A. van Compernolle Multilingual Matters (April 20, 2016)

This collection addresses issues of authenticity in second language contexts from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches along three principal themes: What is authentic language? Who is an authentic...

The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!

by George Lakoff Chelsea Green Publishing (September 23, 2014)

Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame today’s essential issues.

Called the “father...

Honoring Richard Ruiz and his Work on Language Planning and Bilingual Education

by Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger Multilingual Matters (November 21, 2016)

Richard Ruiz has inspired generations of scholars in language planning and multilingual education with his unique orientations to language as a problem, a right and a resource. This volume attests to the far-reaching...

Home Ground

by Barry Lopez & Debra Gwartney Trinity University Press (April 14, 2011)

Published to great acclaim in 2006, the hardcover edition of Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream,...