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The Resource The Development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright

The Development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright

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The Development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts
Title
The Development of standard English, 1300-1800
Title remainder
theories, descriptions, conflicts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laura Wright
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book reopens the debate about the origins of Standard English, challenging earlier accounts and revealing a far more complex and intriguing history. An international team of fourteen specialists offer a wide-ranging analysis, from theoretical discussions of the origin of dialects, to detailed descriptions of the history of individual Standard English features. The volume ranges from Middle English to the present day, and looks at a variety of text types. It concludes that Standard English had no one single ancestor dialect, but is the cumulative result of generations of authoritative writing from many text types."--Jacket
  • "This book reopens the debate about the origins of Standard English, challenging earlier accounts and revealing a far more complex and intriguing history. An international team of fourteen specialists offer a wide-ranging analysis, from theoretical discussions of the origin of dialects, to detailed descriptions of the history of individual Standard English features. The volume ranges from Middle English to the present day, and looks at a variety of text types. It concludes that Standard English had no one single ancestor dialect, but is the cumulative result of generations of authoritative writing from many text types."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
420/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1074.7
LC item number
.D48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Laura
Series statement
Studies in English language
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
The Development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ideology of the standard and the development of Extraterritorial Englishes
  • Gabriella Mazzon
  • Metropolitan values : migration, mobility and cultural norms, London 1100-1700
  • Derek Keene
  • Standardisation and the language of early statutes
  • Matti Rissanen
  • Scientific language and spelling standardisation 1375-1550
  • Irma Taavitsainen
  • Change from above or below? Mapping the loci of linguistic change in the history of Scottish English
  • Anneli Meurman-Solin
  • Historical description and the ideology of the standard language
  • Adjective comparison and standardisation processes in American and British English from 1620 to the present
  • Merja Kytö and Suzanne Romaine
  • Spectator, the politics of social networks, and language standardisation in eighteenth-century England
  • Susan Fitzmaurice
  • Branching path : low vowel lengthening and its friends in the emerging standard
  • Roger Lass
  • Jim Milroy
  • Mythical strands in the ideology of prescriptivism
  • Richard J. Watts
  • Rats, bats, sparrows and dogs : biology, linguistics and the nature of Standard English
  • Jonathan Hope
  • Salience, stigma and standard
  • Raymond Hickey
Control code
43083332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521771146
Lccn
99087473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ideology of the standard and the development of Extraterritorial Englishes
  • Gabriella Mazzon
  • Metropolitan values : migration, mobility and cultural norms, London 1100-1700
  • Derek Keene
  • Standardisation and the language of early statutes
  • Matti Rissanen
  • Scientific language and spelling standardisation 1375-1550
  • Irma Taavitsainen
  • Change from above or below? Mapping the loci of linguistic change in the history of Scottish English
  • Anneli Meurman-Solin
  • Historical description and the ideology of the standard language
  • Adjective comparison and standardisation processes in American and British English from 1620 to the present
  • Merja Kytö and Suzanne Romaine
  • Spectator, the politics of social networks, and language standardisation in eighteenth-century England
  • Susan Fitzmaurice
  • Branching path : low vowel lengthening and its friends in the emerging standard
  • Roger Lass
  • Jim Milroy
  • Mythical strands in the ideology of prescriptivism
  • Richard J. Watts
  • Rats, bats, sparrows and dogs : biology, linguistics and the nature of Standard English
  • Jonathan Hope
  • Salience, stigma and standard
  • Raymond Hickey
Control code
43083332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521771146
Lccn
99087473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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