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Title: Authority in Language
Subtitle: Investigating Standard English
Written By: James Milroy
Lesley Milroy
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415696838/
Series Title: Routledge Linguistics Classics
Description:

"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 basis of their language traits.

This Routledge Linguistics Classic is here reissued with a new foreword and a
new afterword in which the authors broaden their earlier concept of language
ideology.

"Authority in Language" is indispensable reading for educationalists, teachers
and linguists and a long-standing text for courses in sociolinguistics, modern
English grammar, history of English and language ideology.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415696821
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415696838
Pages: 208
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99
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