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The development of standard English, 1300-1800 [electronic resource] : theories, descriptions, conflicts / edited by Laura Wright.

Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series:
Studies in English language.
Studies in English language
Studies in English language
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xi, 236 p. ) ill., maps ;
Subjects:
English language -- Standardization.
English language -- History.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"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."--Jacket.
Contents:
pt. 1. Theory and methodology : approaches to studying the standardisation of English
pt. 2. Processes of the standardisation of English.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Wright, Laura, 1961-
ISBN:
0-511-55175-4
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