Authority in Language: Investigating Standard English

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Authority in Language explores the perennially topical and controversial notion of correct and incorrect language. James and Lesley Milroy cover the long-running debate over the teaching of Standard English in Britain and compare the language ideologies in Britain and the USA, involving a discussion of the English-Only movement and the Ebonics controversy. They consider the historical process of standardisation and its social consequences, in particular discrimination against low-status and ethnic minority groups on the ...

Authority in Language: Investigating Standard English 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415696838

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Authority in Language: Investigating Standard English 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415696821

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