By Mary Talbot
Language and Gender first appeared in 1998. The opportunity to produce a third edition has been a challenge, but a very welcome one. The field has continued to be vibrant. In constant development, it has seen significant shifts since the book’s initial publication twenty years ago. The … Read More
By Geoffrey K. Pullum
When Polity Press suggested I do a book on linguistics for their “Why It Matters” series, I didn’t quite realize how difficult it would be. I’m used to explaining things within my academic subject, not explaining why there should be such a discipline in the first … Read More
The Social Semiotics of Trump
So Trump won the US Presidential election, against most predictions. Why? And what forms of analysis could have done better?
Social semiotics for a complex world was designed to provide that better analysis for circumstances like this. It was written before Trump’s giddy rise, fall … Read More