The Development of Standard English, 1300-1800: Theories, Descriptions, Conflicts (Studies in English Language)

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This book traces the development of Standard English, revealing a complex and intriguing history that challenges the usual textbook accounts. Leading scholars offer a wide-ranging analysis, from theoretical discussions of the origin of dialects, to detailed descriptions of the history of individual Standard English features. Ranging from Middle English to the Modern English period, the volume concludes that Standard English had no one single ancestor dialect, but is the cumulative result of generations of authoritative writing from many text types.

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"[It is] and important book [which] demonstrates for all linguists how an insightful observation by a young scholar can question basic assumptions and fondly held beliefs...Laura Wright (of Cambridge University) deserves particular thanks for having riased a major question and then pouring her considerable energy into the conferences and this volume that flows for them." Language in Society

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