LINGUIST List 32.3095

Thu Sep 30 2021

FYI: The Routledge Handbook of Pronouns

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Sep-2021
From: Laura Paterson <>
Subject: The Routledge Handbook of Pronouns
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The Routledge Handbook of Pronouns draws together research from language studies, syntactic theory, experimental psychology, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and case study research to provide readers with an overview of some of the key issues in pronoun debates in the early 21st century. It uses data from multiple languages to compare different pronoun systems and considers the different historical, social, cultural, and political factors that influence pronoun use today.

Due to authorship changes and the inclusion of additional chapters, the following chapter topics are still available. If you would be interested in writing one of these chapters, please contact Laura Paterson ( by the 30th October 2021. Sample chapter synopses will be provided, but there is some flexibility. The deadlines for submission of first drafts is relatively tight – to keep the Handbook on track – but negotiable, and sufficient time can be given for final chapters post-review.

Chapter 7: How and why pronouns agree
Chapter 8: Pronouns in the brain
Chapter 11: The hierarchy of person, number, and gender
Chapter 12: When pronouns are personal but impersonal
Chapter 19: Tu and vous in the 21st century: cross-linguistic evidence
Chapter 20: Pronouns as shibboleths: prescriptive attitudes to case forms
Chapter 25: Us and them in race debates
Chapter 29: Trends towards individualism: A move away from collective pronouns
Chapter 31: Gender-neutrality in clitic pronoun systems

Deadline for contacting the editor is 30th October 2021. For further information, please contact Laura Paterson (

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

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