Standard English: The Widening Debate by Tony BexStandard English: The Widening Debate by Tony Bex

Standard English: The Widening Debate

byTony Bex, Richard J. WattsEditorTony Bex

Paperback | March 31, 1999

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Standard Englishdraws together the leading international scholars in the field, who confront the debates surrounding 'Standard English', grammar and correctness head-on.
These debates are as intense today as ever and extend far beyond an academic context. Current debates about the teaching of English in the school curriculum and concerns about declining standards of English are placed in a historical, social and international context.Standard English:
* explores the definitions of 'Standard English', with particular attention to distinctions between spoken and written English
* traces the idea of 'Standard English' from its roots in the late seventeenth century through to the present day.
This is an accessible, seminal work which clarifies an increasingly confused topic. It includes contributions from: Ronald Carter, Jenny Cheshire, Tony Crowley, James Milroy, Lesley Milroy and Peter Trudgill.
Tony Bex is at the University of Kent. His previous publications includesVariety of Written English(1996). Richard J. Watts is at the University of Bern.
Title:Standard English: The Widening DebateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:March 31, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415191637

ISBN - 13:9780415191630

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Drawing on historical, social and international debates, this book traces the notion of "Standard English" from the practices of the late 17th century grammarians to the present day. The contributors featured in Standard English discuss how North American and British speakers approach "Standard English" differently and how it has become a marker for different forms of social discrimination.