Standards and Norms in the English Language

Standards and Norms in the English Language

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Standards and Norms in the English Language by Miriam A. Locher

This collection is dedicated to the notions of 'norms' and 'standards' in connection with the English language. Its chapters cover topics such as the norms we orient to in social interaction, the benchmark employed in teaching, or the development of English dialects and varieties over time and space and their relation to the standard language. The notions of standards and norms are equally important concepts for historical linguists, sociolinguists with a variationist background, applied linguists, pragmaticians and discourse analysts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110206982
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date: 08/27/2008
Series: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 412
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Miriam A. Locher, University of Berne, Switzerland; Jürg Strässler, University of Berne/University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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