Standard English and the Politics of Language / Edition 2

Standard English and the Politics of Language / Edition 2

by T. Crowley
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Palgrave Macmillan UK

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Standard English and the Politics of Language / Edition 2

The status of 'Standard English' has featured in linguistic, educational and cultural debates over decades. This second edition of Tony Crowley's wide-ranging historical analysis and lucid account of the complex and sometimes polarised arguments driving the debate brings us up to date, and ranges from the 1830s to Conservative education policies in the 1990s and on to the implications of the National Curriculum for English language teaching in schools. Students and researchers in literacy, the history of English language, cultural theory, and English language education will find this treatment comprehensive, carefully researched and lively reading.

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ISBN-13: 9780333990353
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/24/2003
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2003
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgement Introduction A History of 'The History of the Language' Archbishop Trench's Theory of Language: The Tractatus Theologico-Politicus The Standard Language: The Literary Language The Standard Language: The Language of the Literate Theorising the Standard: Jones and Wyld Language Against Modernity Continuities: Past and Present Conclusion: Further Confusion: Kingman, Cox, The National Curriculum and After Notes Bibliography of Works Consulted Index

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