Books available for review in Language and Literature

September 2009


If you would like to offer a review of any of the books listed below, or another text which is not listed, please contact Dan McIntyre ().


Alim, H. Samy, Ibrahim, Awad and Pennycook, Alastair (eds) (2009) Global linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language. London: Routledge.

Anderwald, Lieselotte (2009) The Morphology of English Dialects: Verb-formation in Non-standard English. Cambridge: CUP.

Bauer, Laurie (2007) The Linguistics Student’s Handbook. Edinburgh: EUP.

Beale, Walter H. (2009) Learning from Language: Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Literary Humanism. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Blommaert, Jan (2008) Grassroots Literacy: Writing, Identity and Voice in Central Africa. London: Routledge.

Brewster, Scott (2009) Lyric. London: Routledge.

Chapman, Siobhan (2008) Language and Empiricism. London: Continuum.

Chapman, Siobhan and Routledge, Christopher (eds) (2009) Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language. Edinburgh: EUP.

Christie, Frances and Derewianka, Beverly (2008) School Discourse. London: Continuum.

Clark, Urszula (2007) Studying Language: English in Action. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Cobley, Paul (2009) The Routledge. Companion to Semiotics. London: Routledge.

Crystal, David (2008) Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language. Cambridge: CUP.

Crystal, David (2009) Just a Phrase I’m Going Through: My Life in Language. London: Routledge.

Dannenberg, Hilary (2008) Coincidence and Counterfactuality: Plotting Time and Space in Narrative Fiction. Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.

Datta, Manjula (ed.) (2007) Bilinguality and Literacy: Principles and Practice. London: Continuum.

Douthwaite, John and Pezzini, Domenico (eds) (2008) Words in Action: Diachronic and Synchronic Approaches to English. Genoa: ECIG.

Durant, Alan and Lambrou, Marina (2009) Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge.

Freitas, Elsa Simoes Lucas (2008) Taboo in Advertising. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Harris, Roy (2009) Rationality and the Literate Mind. London: Routledge.

Herman, David (2009) Basic Elements of Narrative. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Hoover, David and Lattig, Sharon (2007) Stylistics: Prospect and Retrospect. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Hunter, Lynette and Lichtenfels, Peter (eds) (2009) Negotiating Shakespeare’s Language in Romeo and Juliet. Farnham: Ashgate.

Hyland, Ken (2009) Academic Discourse. London: Continuum.

Jeffries, Lesley (2007) Textual Construction of the Female Body: A Critical Discourse Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Macksey, Richard and Donatio, Eugenio (eds) (2007) The Structuralist Controversy (40th Anniversary Edition). Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

Manly, Susan (2007) Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s: Locke, Tooke, Wordsworth. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Martinec, Radan (2009) The Language of New Media Design: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge.

Maybin, Janet, Mercer, Neil, and Hewings, Ann (eds) (2007) Using English. London: Routledge.

Mayr, Andrea (2008) Language and Power: An Introduction to Institutional Discourse. London: Continuum.

Morini, Massimiliano (2009) Jane Austen’s Narrative Technique: A Stylistic and Pragmatic Analysis. Farnham: Ashgate.

Moss, Gemma (2007) Literacy and Gender: Researching Texts, Contexts and Readers. London: Routledge.

O’Halloran, Kay (2008) Mathematical Discourse: Language, Symbolism and Visual Images. London: Continuum.

Oakley, Todd and Hougaard, Anders (eds) (2008) Mental Spaces in Discourse and Interaction. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Pablé, Adrian (2007) Construction of a Period Dialect: The Language of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and its Sources. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

Pearce, Michael (2007) The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies. London: Routledge.

Renkema, Jan (ed.) (2009) Discourse, of Course: An Overview of Research in Discourse Studies. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Robinson, Peter and Ellis, Nick C. (eds) (2008) Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. London: Routledge.

Rohdenburg, Gunter and Schülter, Julia (eds) (2009) One Language, Two Grammars? Differences Between British and American English. Cambridge: CUP.

Semino, Elena (2008) Metaphor in Discourse. Cambridge: CUP.

Simpson, Jane and Wrigglesworth, Gillian (2008) Children’s Language and Mulitlingualism: Indigenous Language Use at Home and School. London: Continuum.

Soames, Scott (2009) Philosophical Essays (Volume 2): The Philosophical Significance of Language. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Tan, Peter and Rudby, Rani (eds) (2008) Language as Commodity: Global Structures, Local Marketplaces. London: Continuum.

Teranishi, Masayuki (2008) Polyphony in Fiction: A Stylistic Analysis of Middlemarch, Nostromo and Herzog. Bern: Peter Lang.

Thomson, Elizabeth and White, P.R.R. (eds) (2008) Communicating Conflict: Multilingual Case Studies of the News Media. London: Continuum.

Toolan, Michael (2009) Language Teaching: Integrational Linguistic Approaches. London: Routledge.

Toolan, Michael (2009) Narrative Progression in the Short Story: A Corpus Stylistic Approach. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Trask, Larry (2007) Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts (2nd Edition, edited by Peter Stockwell). London: Routledge.

Trim, Richard (2007) Metaphor Networks: The Comparative Evolution of Figurative Language. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Underhill, James (2009) Humboldt, Worldview and Language. Edinburgh: EUP.

Unsworth Len (ed.) (2008) New Literacies and the English Curriculum. London: Continuum.

Watson, Greg (ed.) (2008) The State of Stylistics. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Webster, Jonathan (ed.) (2008) Meaning in Context: Implementing Intelligent Applications of Language Studies. London: Continuum.

Wulff, Stefanie (2008) Rethinking Idiomaticity: A Usage-based Approach. London: Continuum.

Zyngier, Sonia, Bortolussi, Marisa, Chesnokova, Anna and Auracher, Jan (eds) (2008) Directions in Empirical Literary Studies. Amsterdam: Benjamins.