Standard Language: Spoken and Written

Standard Language: Spoken and Written

by W. Haas
     
 

In this volume, Dr. Haas brings together studies on the powerful trend toward linguistic standardization, viewing it as an essential feature of the life of a language and of the work of grammarians. J. Vachek examines the distinctive function of written norms and D.J. Allerton considers how the same norm may serve different dialects. The book also includes four

Overview

In this volume, Dr. Haas brings together studies on the powerful trend toward linguistic standardization, viewing it as an essential feature of the life of a language and of the work of grammarians. J. Vachek examines the distinctive function of written norms and D.J. Allerton considers how the same norm may serve different dialects. The book also includes four studies-by R.E. Keller, M.W.S. De Silva, T.S. Mitchell and M. Alexiou-which review present conditions in Switzerland, Ceylon, the Arabic- speaking Middle East and Greece and deal with the problems, linguistic and social, that arise from an imposition of written and spoken standards on divergent vernaculars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780389202912
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1982
Series:
Mont Follick Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.83(d)

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