Standardising English

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Linda Pillière, Wilfrid Andrieu, Valérie Kerfelec, Diana Lewis
Cambridge University Press, Mar 15, 2018 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 298 pages
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Cover -- Half title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures, Maps and Tables -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Part I Norms and Margins: Ideology and Concepts -- 1 Norms and Margins of English -- 2 Approaching Norms and Margins on Different Levels: Going beyond the Standard/Non-Standard Divide -- 3 Prescriptive Grammar and the Rationalist Cultural Model of Standardisation -- Part II Norms and Margins: A Historical Perspective -- 4 Norms and Rules in the History of Grammar: French and English Handbooks in the Seventeenth Century -- 5 The End of Toleration? Language on the Margins in Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language -- 6 Eighteenth-Century Pronouncing Dictionaries: Reflecting Usage or Setting Their Own Standard? -- 7 Setting a Standard: Authors and Sources in the OED -- 8 Conflicting Linguistic Norms in the Letters of Virginian Soldiers during the American Civil War -- 9 Correcting English: Josephine Turck Baker (1873-1942) and the Early American Usage Guide Tradition -- Part III Norms and Margins: Moving into the Twenty-First Century -- 10 The Grammatical Margins of Class -- 11 Concepts of Correctness and Acceptability in British English: Exploring Attitudes of Lay People -- 12 Maori English in Maori Literature: Standardising the Margin into a Norm -- 13 Imposing a Norm: The Invisible Marks of Copy-Editors -- Author Index -- Subject Index
 

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Contents

Norms and Margins of English
3
Going
22
Prescriptive Grammar and the Rationalist Cultural Model
43
French
65
The End of Toleration? Language on the Margins in Samuel
89
Reflecting
106
Authors and Sources in the OED
127
Soldiers during the American Civil War
144
Josephine Turck Baker 18731942
171
The Grammatical Margins of Class
193
Standardising the Margin
234
The Invisible Marks of CopyEditors
251
Author Index
277
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Linda Pillière is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Université d'Aix-Marseille and a member of the Lerma Research Centre. After completing a Ph.D. on the linguistic aspects of Virginia Woolf's style, she has focussed on language variation and change, and stylistics. Her recent publications include articles on normative editorial practices and varieties of English.

Wilfrid Andrieu is Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Université d'Aix-Marseille and a member of the Lerma Research Centre. His published and current research focuses on the history of linguistic concepts and particularly on the development of the analysis of the complex sentence.

Valérie Kerfelec is Associate Professor in English Linguistics at Université d'Aix-Marseille and a member of the Lerma Research Centre. Her research interests are in the interface between syntax and prosody, and in contrastive linguistics. She has a special interest in exclamatives and is the author of a monograph on the topic, L'exclamation en français et en anglais: formes, sens, effets (2009).

Diana Lewis is Associate Professor of English linguistics at Université d'Aix-Marseille and a member of the Lerma Research Centre. She has published in the areas of semantic and morphosyntactic change, markers of discourse relations, and contrastive linguistics. She is currently working on adverbial grammaticalization in English and co-editing a volume on contrastive genre analysis.