The Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 : Theories, Descriptions, Conflicts (Paperback)

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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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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521029698
SKU 202927986
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521029694
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0252
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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