Standard English & Polit

Standard English & Polit

by Tony Crowley

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Overview

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 polarized 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252016394
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.79(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Tony Crowley is the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College. He is the author of several books, most recently Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Table of Contents

Preface * Acknowledgement * Introduction * A History of 'The History of the Language' * Archbishop Trench's Theory of Language: The Tractatus TheologicoPoliticus * 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
Preface * Acknowledgement * Introduction * A History of 'The History of the Language' * Archbishop Trench's Theory of Language: The Tractatus TheologicoPoliticus * 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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