LINGUIST List 31.2896

Thu Sep 24 2020

Books: Language Prescription: Chapman, Rawlins (eds.)

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Date: 23-Sep-2020
From: Flo McClelland <>
Subject: Language Prescription: Chapman, Rawlins (eds.)
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Title: Language Prescription
Subtitle: Values, Ideologies and Identity
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: Don Chapman
Editor: Jacob D. Rawlins
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928373 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788928373 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 119.95

This book is a detailed examination of social connections to language evaluation with a specific focus on the values associated with both prescriptivism and descriptivism. The chapters, written by authors from many different linguistic and national backgrounds, use a variety of approaches and methods to discuss values in linguistic prescriptivism. In particular, the chapters break down the traditional binary approaches that characterize prescriptive discourse to create a view of the complex phenomena associated with prescriptivism and the values of those who practice it. Most importantly, this volume continues serious academic conversations about prescriptivism and lays the foundation for continued exploration.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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