The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader is an introduction to the most innovative and influential writings that have shaped and defined the relations between language, culture and cultural identity in the twentieth century. Selected theoretical texts are grouped together in themed sections which include: Theorising the Sign Language in History Language and Subjectivity Language and Gender Language and Sexuality Order and Difference Language Communities Englishes Language and Creativity Languages/Cultures Language and Colonialism Language, Class and Education Each section is prefaced by an editorial introduction and concludes with suggestions for further reading. The Reader adopts a problem-based approach and offers extensive cross-referencing. The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader is essential for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level working within the disciplines of English language, literary studies, cultural studies and linguistics.
Both Tony Crowley and Lucy Burke are in the English Department at the University of Manchester. Tony is Professor of English and was departmental head for last year. He is co-editor for our Politics of Language series. Alan Girvin has recently moved to the University of Strathclyde. Lucy and Alan are both lecturers in their respective English departments.