The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics offers 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 Linguistics is an indispensable resource for students and researchers working in this area.
Table of Contents
1. What is linguistics? Keith Allan 2. Evolutionary linguistics: how Language and languages got to be the way they are James R. Hurford 3. Gesture and sign: utterance uses of visible bodily action Adam Kendon 4. Writing systems: methods for recording language Geoffrey Sampson 5. Phonetics: the sounds humans make when speaking Andrew Butcher 6. Phonology Harry van der Hulst 7. Morphology: the structure of words Geert Booij 8. Syntax: putting words together Kersti Börjars 9. Syntax as the dynamics of language understanding Ruth Kempson 10. Semantics: the meaning of words and sentences John Saeed 11. Lexical semantics today Nicholas Asher, Tim van de Cruys & Márta Abrusán 12. Lexicography: the construction of dictionaries and thesauruses Pam Peters 13. Pragmatics: language use in context Yan Huang 14. The linguistics of politeness and social relations Marina Terkourafi 15. Narrative and narrative structure Michael Toolan 16. Anthropological linguistics and field linguistics William A. Foley 17. Sociolinguistics: language in social environments Maya Ravindranath & Suzanne Evans Wagner 18. Psycholinguistics: language and cognition Matthew J. Traxler 19. Neurolinguistics: mind, brain, and language David Kemmerer 20. First language acquisition Eve V. Clark & Marisa Casillas 21. Second language acquisition and applied linguistics Susan M. Gass 22. Historical linguistics and relationships among languages Kate Burridge 23. Linguistic change in grammar Walter Bisang 24. Language endangerment Simon Musgrave 25. Linguistic typology and language universals Jae Jung Song 26. Translating between languages Anthony Pym 27. Structural linguistics John E. Joseph 28. Biolinguistics Cedric Boeckx 29. Cognitive linguistics John R. Taylor 30. Functional linguistics J. Lachlan Mackenzie 31. Computational linguistics Ann Copestake 32. Corpus linguistics Andrew Hardie 33. Linguistics and philosophy Kasia M. Jaszczolt 34. Linguistics and the law Kate Haworth 35. Linguistics and politics George Lakoff 36. Linguistics and social media Ana Deumert