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

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Subjects: English language--Standardization
English language--History
English language--Grammar, Historical
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Series: Studies in English language
LC Classification: P, PE
Table of Contents: List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction / Laura Wright 1
1. Historical description and the ideology of the standard language / Jim Milroy 11
2. Mythical strands in the ideology of prescriptivism / Richard J. Watts 29
3. Rats, bats, sparrows and dogs: biology, linguistics and the nature of Standard English / Jonathan Hope 49
4. Salience, stigma and standard / Raymond Hickey 57
5. The ideology of the standard and the development of Extraterritorial Englishes / Gabriella Mazzon 73
6. Metropolitan values: migration, mobility and cultural norms, London 1100-1700 / Derek Keene 93
7. Standardisation and the language of early statutes / Matti Rissanen 117
8. Scientific language and spelling standardisation 1375-1550 / Irma Taavitsainen 131
9. Change from above or below? Mapping the loci of linguistic change in the history of Scottish English / Anneli Meurman-Solin 155
10. Adjective comparison and standardisation processes in American and British English from 1620 to the present / Merja Kyto, Suzanne Romaine 171
11. The Spectator, the politics of social networks, and language standardisation in eighteenth-century England / Susan Fitzmaurice 195
12. A branching path: low vowel lengthening and its friends in the emerging standard / Roger Lass 219
Index 230
Additional Authors: Wright, Laura
Notes: LCCN: 99087473
ISBN: 0521771145 (hb)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xi, 236 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 43083332
ISBN/ISSN: 0521771145

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