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The Handbook of Asian Englishes

The 39-chapter handbook covers the historical and contemporary dynamics of the English language throughout Asia, including insights into “postcolonial Englishes” such as Hong Kong English, Malaysian English, Philippine English and Singapore English.

Toni Morrison and the Writing of Place

Toni Morrison and the Writing of Place

As one of the first studies exploring Morrison’s archived drafts, notes, and manuscripts together with her published novels, this book offers fresh insights into her creative processes.

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The Shetland Dialect

This book provides detailed documentation of the complex dialect situation in Shetland, where local social and geographic conditions allowed the maintenance of a range of diverse forms of Scots well into modern times.

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Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures

The Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures is the first globally comprehensive attempt to chart the rich field of world literatures in English.

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J. M. Coetzee's Poetics of the Child

Tracing how central tensions in J.M. Coetzee's fiction converge in and are made visible by the child figure, this book establishes the centrality of the child to Coetzee's poetics.

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The Aesthetics of Space in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, 1843-1907

Charting an ‘aesthetic’, post-realist tradition of writing, this book considers the significant role played by John Ruskin’s art criticism in later writing which dealt with the new kinds of spaces encountered in...


Language Perceptions and Practices in Multilingual Universities

This edited book examines language perceptions and practices in multilingual university contexts in the aftermath of recent theoretical developments questioning the conceptualization of language...

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At the Feet of Mothers

The story follows Joseph Schneider who grows up in a Cherokee-Jewish family in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

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The Factive-Reported Distinction in English

This study offers a reconceptualization of the factive presupposition. It presents a cognitive-functional account based on three central features...

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Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis

This book argues that the popularity of the term "climate fiction" has paradoxically exhausted the term’s descriptive power and that it has developed into a black box containing all kinds of fictions...

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Wallace Stevens and the Poetics of Modernist Autonomy

Wallace Stevens and the Poetics of Modernist Autonomy presents a rethinking of modernist claims to autonomy by focusing on the work of Wallace Stevens, one of the most renowned poets of the twentieth century.


The Sociolinguistics of Higher Education

Language Policy and Internationalisation in Catalonia


World Literatures: Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange

Placing itself within the burgeoning field of world literary studies, the organising principle of this book is that of an open-ended dynamic, namely the cosmopolitan-vernacular exchange.


Student Plagiarism in Higher Education

A collection of essays on student plagiarism and its causes. Each chapter poses a question about an essential aspect of plagiarism and examines the central theoretical, ethical and technical questions which surround it.


The Ethos of History

At a time when rapidly evolving technologies, political turmoil, and the tensions inherent in multiculturalism and globalization are reshaping historical consciousness, what is the proper role for historians and their work? By way of an answer, the contributors to this volume offer up an illuminating collective meditation on the idea of ethos and its relevance for historical practice.


Schelling’s Reception in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

This book examines the various ways in which the German philosopher Friedrich Schelling was read and responded to by British readers and writers during the nineteenth century.


The Craft of Editing

In this illuminating book, Adnan Mahmutović and Lucy Durneen lead a cohort of industry experts to bring transparency to the mystique that often surrounds the craft and practice of editing.


Changing Structures

This book is a collection of eleven research articles which altogether serve as a contribution to the study of verb complementation and other constructions, an area of investigation which bridges observations on the spectrum of lexico-grammar, syntax, and semantics.

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Visions of the Future in Comics

Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page.


The Idiom Principle and L1 Influence

This book is a valuable study set at the interface between Learner Corpus Research and Second Language Acquisition. It examines delexical verb + noun collocations such as make a decision, give rise to and take care of in Swedish and Chinese learner English.

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Investigating English in Europe: Contexts and Agendas

New book published with contributions from Beyza Björkman and Josep Soler-Carbonell.

Culture Control Critique

Culture Control Critique

Culture Control Critique is an attempt to address the current crisis in cultural critique, situate it in relation to what it sees as a powerful tendency toward political allegory in contemporary Anglo-American mainstream culture, and analyse how this tendency can be understood in relation to the totalizing tendencies of control society.

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The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Edited by Ken Hyland and Philip Shaw. Includes chapters by Beyza Björkman, Maria Kuteeva, Spela Mezek, and Philip Shaw.

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Two Thirds North 2016

In this issue, two-thirds into the darkness of Nordic winter, literary voices bring us visions once again from so many other latitudes.

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Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum

Oscar Wilde is more than a name, more than an author. From precocious Oxford undergraduate to cause célèbre of the West End of the 1890s, to infamous criminal, the proper name Wilde has become an event in the history of literature and culture.

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Institutions of World Literature

This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalizationnot as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature may simultaneously function as an enabling and exclusionary world of its own.


Ethics and Poetics

Bringing together international scholars interested in the ethics of fiction, this book extends the rich field of ethical literary criticism that has emerged in the last twenty years. New ground is broached in that the authors explore literariness itself as constitutive of ethical intimations about the pluralistic community and about egalitarian modes of communication.

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Two Thirds North Anthology 2015

In this issue of Two Thirds North there is constant oscillation, an incessant process of translation within and across borders, whether poetic or cultural. This year we feature Cate Kennedy and Kevin Hart together with writers and poets from five continents


From Clerks to Corpora

Why is the Isle of Dogs in the Thames called Isle of Dogs? Did King Canute’s men bring English usage back to Jutland? How can we find out where English speakers suck their breath in to give a short response? And what did the Brontës do about dialect and think about foreign languages?

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English as an Academic Lingua Franca

As a result of globalization, higher education institutions throughout the world are adopting English for parts of their education. Higher education is becoming increasingly international and thus linguistically diverse, for educational, idealistic and financial reasons.

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Computer mediated discourse across languages

At the end of the last century the web was conceived of as a library where information could be posted and retrieved, so that there was a fairly clear distinction between the roles of producers and consumers of information. Since then what is called Web 2.0 has emerged as a highly interactive space where all participants are both producers and consumers.


Of butterflies and birds, of dialects and genres

This volume is a tribute to our friend and colleague Philip Shaw, Professor of English linguistics at the Department of English, Stockholm University, on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Two Thirds North 2013 Anthology

In this issue, Gerard Woodward pays homage to Kafka. Clark Blaise explores the mind of a dangerously precocious Indian-American girl. Ocean Vuong inhabits the fractured identities of family members after war. Ann Fisher-Wirth tweaks a Swedish proverb into a vital challenge.

Two Thirds North 2012 Anthology

Two Thirds North 2012 Anthology

Two Thirds North is the initial volume of what will continue as an annual anthology of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, memoires, interviews, graphics and photography.

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World Englishes: an Introduction

World Englishes, Second Edition provides you with an engaging overview of the global variations in vocabulary, grammar, phonology and pragmatics of English as it is used worldwide.

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Stockholm Syndromes

Stockholm Syndromes is an anthology of new poetry and fiction in English edited by Masters students in the course in Creative Writing and Editing. Coming out in early March 2011.

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Media, Popular Culture, and the American Century

Seen from a contemporary perspective, it is evident that the greatest cultural impact of the U.S. in the fabled American Century was not at the high end of intellectual thought, but at the level of popular culture, the mass media, technology, and the spread of the American vernacular in all its semiotic forms.


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