Language & Linguistics

Commissioning Editor for Language & Linguistics

Laura Quinn, Language & Linguistics Commissioning Editor

Laura Quinn

Language & Linguistics

Our innovative range of books reflect the pivotal and far-reaching role of linguistics in allowing us to explore and better understand the human condition and the important ties between language, identity, society and culture.


We publish cutting-edge research monographs and reference works, with a commissioning focus on:

  • Theoretical linguistics: check out our flagship series Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
  • Historical linguistics: our new Edinburgh Studies in Historical Linguistics will be launching soon
  • Pragmatics and sociopragmatics: our new Edinburgh Studies in Sociopragmatics will be launching soon
  • Sociocultural linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics: particularly dialectology, World Englishes, language change, discourse and identity studies
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Language learning and teaching: particularly social interaction and pragmatics in language learning and teaching contexts
  • Scottish language and linguistics


We also publish a range of introductory and supplementary textbooks across the core areas of English language and linguistics – our textbooks are practical, accessible and encouraging with the aim of showcasing the real-world applications of linguistic study.

We’d love to hear what you think of our books. If you have any feedback for us or would like to have a chat about your next book project, please get in touch.

Explore Language & Linguistics at Edinburgh University Press

New books and old favourites

  1. Multimodal Participation and Engagement
    Multimodal Participation and Engagement
    Social interaction in the Classroom
    Christine M. Jacknick

    From £85.00

    March 2021
  2. Rethinking Language Policy
    Rethinking Language Policy
    Bernard Spolsky

    From £80.00

    April 2021
  3. TESOL Teacher Education
    TESOL Teacher Education
    A Reflective Approach
    Thomas S.C. Farrell

    From £24.99

    May 2021
  4. Sound Change
    Sound Change
    Joseph Salmons

    From £24.99

    April 2021
  5. The Pragmatics of Fiction
    The Pragmatics of Fiction
    Literature, Stage and Screen Discourse
    Miriam A. Locher|Andreas H. Jucker

    From £24.99

    April 2021
  6. The Linguistics Student's Handbook
    The Linguistics Student's Handbook
    Laurie Bauer

    From £24.99

    February 2021
  7. Historical Linguistics
    Historical Linguistics
    An Introduction
    Lyle Campbell

    From £28.99

    December 2020
  8. Campus Talk, Volume 2
    Campus Talk, Volume 2
    Effective Communication beyond the Classroom
    Silvana Dushku|Paul Thompson

    From £29.99

    February 2021
  9. Campus Talk, Volume 1
    Campus Talk, Volume 1
    Effective Communication beyond the Classroom
    Silvana Dushku|Paul Thompson

    From £29.99

    February 2021