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Shakespeare Virtual Issue

To celebrate the birth month of William Shakespeare, we have curated a special Shakespeare Virtual Issue comprising seven articles and six chapters from across our books and journals, dedicated to the Bard, his work and reception across the humanities! All…

Why should we care about endangered languages?

In this extract from the introduction of his new book Linguist on the Loose, Lyle Campbell explores why and how linguists work with endangered languages. by Lyle Campbell In my mind I have always been a country boy; I grew…

Q&A with Patrick O’Connor

Q. Tell us a bit about your book A. Cormac McCarthy, Philosophy and the Physics of the Damned is really a book about the importance of philosophy for literature. In it, I look at how one writer uses philosophy to…

Arthur Conan Doyle: Writing the Life

by Douglas Kerr There are dozens of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes and one of the most popular storytellers in English. But his own account of his life, Memories and Adventures, published in 1924, is…

A Life in Textbooks

by Laurie Bauer An Introduction to English Lexicology is my fifth textbook published with Edinburgh University Press. The first was Introducing Linguistic Morphology (1988, 2nd edition 2003) and was based on my teaching material from Victoria University of Wellington. At…