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Authority in language : investigating standard English

Author: James Milroy; Lesley Milroy
Publisher: London [England] ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This influential and widely used book has been extensively revised and includes a new chapter on linguistic discrimination on the basis of class, race and ethnicity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Milroy, James.
Authority in language.
London [England] ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 98021927
(OCoLC)39217328
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Milroy; Lesley Milroy
ISBN: 0203026039 9780203026038 9780415696821 0415696828 9780203124666 0203124669 9780415174121 0415174120 9780415174138 0415174139
OCLC Number: 50987367
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 173 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Preface to the third edition; Key to symbols and abbreviations used in the text; Prescription and standardisation; Standard English and the complaint tradition; Spoken and written norms; Grammar and speech; Linguistic prescription and the speech community; Linguistic repertoires and communicative competence; 'Planned' and 'unplanned' speech events; Some practical implications of prescriptivism: educational issues and language assessment procedures; Two nations divided by the same language? The standard language ideology in Britain and the United States.
Responsibility: James Milroy and Lesley Milroy.

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