Date: 24 July 2009
Members of the Linguistics department (J. Culpeper, P. Kerswill, R. Wodak, F. Katamba and T. McEnery) have produced the huge (718 paged!) textbook, English Language: Description, Variation and Context (2009; Palgrave). It contains 39 chapters, covering structural, sociolinguistic, functional, interactional, contextual, etc. aspects of the English language. A distinctive feature of the book is that all contributors and editors are (or in two cases were) based here in Lancaster.
For full details of the book see http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=270269
Associated staff: Jonathan Culpeper, Francis Katamba, Paul Kerswill, Tony McEnery, AcSS, FRSA, Ruth Wodak
Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language