Authority in Language: Investigating Standard English

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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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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Contents

Standard English and the complaint tradition
24
Spoken and written norms
47
Grammar and speech
60
Linguistic prescription and the speech community
77
Linguistic repertoires and communicative competence
99
Planned and unplanned speech events
116
Two nations divided by the same language?
150
Bibliography
161
Index
171
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