Standard English and the Politics of Language: Second Edition

Hardcover | October 3, 2003

byTony Crowley

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The status of "Standard English" has featured in linguistic, educational and cultural debates over decades. This second edition of Tony Crowley's wide-ranging historical analysis and lucid account of the complex and sometimes polarized arguments driving the debate brings us up to date, and ranges from the 1830s to Conservative education policies in the 1990s and on to the implications of the National Curriculum for English language teaching in schools. Students and researchers in literacy, the history of English language, cultural theory, and English language education will find this treatment comprehensive, carefully researched and lively reading.

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The status of "Standard English" has featured in linguistic, educational and cultural debates over decades. This second edition of Tony Crowley's wide-ranging historical analysis and lucid account of the complex and sometimes polarized arguments driving the debate brings us up to date, and ranges from the 1830s to Conservative educatio...

Tony Crowley is at the University of Manchester.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.74 × 5.64 × 0.86 inPublished:October 3, 2003Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333990358

ISBN - 13:9780333990353

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Table of Contents

Preface * Acknowledgement * Introduction * A History of 'The History of the Language' * Archbishop Trench's Theory of Language: The Tractatus TheologicoPoliticus * The Standard Language: The Literary Language * The Standard Language: The Language of the Literate * Theorising the Standard: Jones and Wyld * Language Against Modernity * Continuities: Past and Present * Conclusion: Further Confusion: Kingman, Cox, The National Curriculum and After * Notes * Bibliography of Works Consulted * Index

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Praise for the previous edition:
". . . a great work of demythologisation, which puts the concept of standard English in its proper historical perspective...a book which every teacher of English in the country should read."--Roy Harris, University of Oxford