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The Resource The development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright, (electronic resource)

The development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright, (electronic resource)

Label
The development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts
Title
The development of standard English, 1300-1800
Title remainder
theories, descriptions, conflicts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laura Wright
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are many questions yet to be answered about how Standard English came into existence. The claim that it developed from a Central Midlands dialect propagated by clerks in the Chancery, the medieval writing office of the king, is one explanation that has dominated textbooks to date. This book reopens the debate about the origins of Standard English, challenging earlier accounts and revealing a far more complex and intriguing history. An international team of fourteen specialists offer a wide-ranging analysis, from theoretical discussions of the origin of dialects, to detailed descriptions of the history of individual Standard English features. The volume ranges from Middle English to the present day, and looks at a variety of text types. It concludes that Standard English had no one single ancestor dialect, but is the cumulative result of generations of authoritative writing from many text types.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Laura
Series statement
  • Studies in English language
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
The development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511551758
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ideology of the standard and the development of Extraterritorial Englishes
  • Gabriella Mazzon
  • Metropolitan values : migration, mobility and cultural norms, London 1100-1700
  • Derek Keene
  • Standardisation and the language of early statutes
  • Matti Rissanen
  • Scientific language and spelling standardisation 1375-1550
  • Irma Taavitsainen
  • Change from above or below? Mapping the loci of linguistic change in the history of Scottish English
  • Anneli Meurman-Solin
  • Historical description and the ideology of the standard language
  • Adjective comparison and standardisation processes in American and British English from 1620 to the present
  • Merja Kytö and Suzanne Romaine
  • Spectator, the politics of social networks, and language standardisation in eighteenth-century England
  • Susan Fitzmaurice
  • Branching path : low vowel lengthening and its friends in the emerging standard
  • Roger Lass
  • Jim Milroy
  • Mythical strands in the ideology of prescriptivism
  • Richard J. Watts
  • Rats, bats, sparrows and dogs : biology, linguistics and the nature of Standard English
  • Jonathan Hope
  • Salience, stigma and standard
  • Raymond Hickey
Control code
CR9780511551758
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521029698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704520662
Label
The development of standard English, 1300-1800 : theories, descriptions, conflicts, edited by Laura Wright, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511551758
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ideology of the standard and the development of Extraterritorial Englishes
  • Gabriella Mazzon
  • Metropolitan values : migration, mobility and cultural norms, London 1100-1700
  • Derek Keene
  • Standardisation and the language of early statutes
  • Matti Rissanen
  • Scientific language and spelling standardisation 1375-1550
  • Irma Taavitsainen
  • Change from above or below? Mapping the loci of linguistic change in the history of Scottish English
  • Anneli Meurman-Solin
  • Historical description and the ideology of the standard language
  • Adjective comparison and standardisation processes in American and British English from 1620 to the present
  • Merja Kytö and Suzanne Romaine
  • Spectator, the politics of social networks, and language standardisation in eighteenth-century England
  • Susan Fitzmaurice
  • Branching path : low vowel lengthening and its friends in the emerging standard
  • Roger Lass
  • Jim Milroy
  • Mythical strands in the ideology of prescriptivism
  • Richard J. Watts
  • Rats, bats, sparrows and dogs : biology, linguistics and the nature of Standard English
  • Jonathan Hope
  • Salience, stigma and standard
  • Raymond Hickey
Control code
CR9780511551758
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521029698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704520662

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