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Authority in Language: Investigating Standard English / Edition 4
     

Authority in Language: Investigating Standard English / Edition 4

by James Milroy, Lesley Milroy
 

ISBN-10: 0415696836

ISBN-13: 9780415696838

Pub. Date: 04/12/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language.

James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a discussion of the English-Only movement and the Ebonics

Overview

Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language.

James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a discussion of the English-Only movement and the Ebonics controversy. They consider the historical process of standardisation and its social consequences, in particular discrimination against low-status and ethnic minority groups on the basis of their language traits.

This Routledge Linguistics Classic is here reissued with a new foreword and a new afterword in which the authors broaden their earlier concept of language ideology.

Authority in Language is indispensable reading for educationalists, teachers and linguists and a long-standing text for courses in sociolinguistics, modern English grammar, history of English and language ideology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415696838
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/12/2012
Series:
Routledge Linguistics Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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