Standards of English: Codified Varieties around the World
  • Standards of English: Codified Varieties around the World
  • Standards of English: Codified Varieties around the World

Standards of English: Codified Varieties around the World

by Raymond Hickey
     
 

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The notion of a 'standard' variety of English has been the subject of a considerable body of research. Studies have tended to focus on the standard features of British and American English. However, more recently interest has turned to the other varieties of English that have developed around the world and the ways in which these have also been standardised. This…  See more details below

Overview

The notion of a 'standard' variety of English has been the subject of a considerable body of research. Studies have tended to focus on the standard features of British and American English. However, more recently interest has turned to the other varieties of English that have developed around the world and the ways in which these have also been standardised. This volume provides the first book-length exploration of 'standard Englishes', with chapters on areas as diverse as Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. This is a timely and important topic, edited by a well-known scholar in the field, with contributions by the leading experts on each major variety of English discussed. The book presents in full the criteria for defining a standard variety, and each chapter compares standards in both spoken and written English and explores the notion of register within standard varieties.

Editorial Reviews

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"… offers[s] some very interesting individual contributions which advanced scholars will find useful in advancing our understanding of processes and products of English codification."
Vineeta Chand, Journal of Sociolinguistics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521763899
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Series:
Studies in English Language Series
Pages:
475
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics in the English Department at the University of Duisburg, Essen.

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