Authority In Language / Edition 3

Authority In Language / Edition 3

by Lesley Milroy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415174139

ISBN-13: 9780415174138

Pub. Date: 11/12/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book has a great track record; of its kind its the best on the market. - Deborah Cameron, University of Strathclyde
This influential and widely used book has been extensively revised and includes a new chapter on linguistic discrimination on the basis of class, race and ethnicity. Other topics covered include:

• National Curriculum

Overview

This book has a great track record; of its kind its the best on the market. - Deborah Cameron, University of Strathclyde
This influential and widely used book has been extensively revised and includes a new chapter on linguistic discrimination on the basis of class, race and ethnicity. Other topics covered include:

• National Curriculum and arguments about linguistic correctness *

• new varieties of English (including African American English)

• attitudes to language These revisions ensure Authority in Language remains topical and up-to-date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415174138
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/1998
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Preface to the third edition

Key to symbols and abbreviations used in the text

1. Prescription and standardisation

2. Standard English and the complaint tradition

3. Spoken and written norms

4. Grammar and speech

5. Linguistic prescription and the

speech community

6. Linguistic repertoires and communicative competence

7. 'Planned' and 'unplanned' speech events

8. Some practical implications of prescriptivism: educational issues and language assessment procedures

9. Two nations divided by the same language? The standard

language ideology in Britain and the United States

Bibliography

Index

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