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Filled with real examples of the way people use English in different contexts,
The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies is an indispensable guide
to the richness and variety of the English language for both students and the
From abbreviation to zero-article, via fricative and slang, the Dictionary
contains over 600 wide ranging and informative entries covering: the core areas
of language description and analysis: phonetics and phonology, grammar, lexis,
semantics, pragmatics and discourse sociolinguistics, including entries on
social and regional variation, stylistic variation, and language and gender the
history of the English language from Old English to the present-day the main
varieties of English spoken around the world, covering the British isles, the
Caribbean, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia stylistics, literary
language and English usage.