Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 by Laura Wright
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Development of Standard English, 1300-1800
By Laura Wright

The Development of Standard English, 1300-1800

Theories, Descriptions, Conflicts

Edited by See other recent books by Laura Wright
Series edited by Merja Kyt See other recent books by Merja Kyt See other recent books by Bas Aarts
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $190.00
Your Price: $171.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $19.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.55 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 by Laura Wright

Book Description

There are many questions yet to be answered about how Standard English came into existence. The claim that it developed from a Central Midlands dialect propagated by clerks in the Chancery, the medieval writing office of the king, is one explanation that has dominated textbooks to date. This book reopens the debate about the origins of Standard English, challenging earlier accounts and revealing a far more complex and intriguing history. An international team of fourteen specialists offer a wide-ranging analysis, from theoretical discussions of the origin of dialects, to detailed descriptions of the history of individual Standard English features. The volume ranges from Middle English to the present day, and looks at a variety of text types. It concludes that Standard English had no one single ancestor dialect, but is the cumulative result of generations of authoritative writing from many text types.

Buy Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 book by Laura Wright from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521771146
ISBN-10: 0521771145
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Laura Wright

Cross Worlds by Laura Wright Cross Worlds, Paperback (June 2014)

Cross Worlds engages cultural hybrids, trans-cultural alliances and associations, and the vital practice of poets working across borders.

Eternal Sin by Laura Wright Eternal Sin, Paperback (November 2013)

"Signet Eclipse paranormal romance"--Spine.

» View all books by Laura Wright

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 book by Laura Wright and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Laura Wright close
Stylistics by Laura Wright
Vegan Studies Project by Laura Wright
Cross Worlds by Laura Wright
Eternal Sin by Laura Wright
Eternal Demon by Laura Wright
Eternal Beast by Laura Wright
Eternal Captive by Laura Wright
Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright
Eternal Kiss by Laura Wright
Eternal Kiss by Laura Wright
Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright
Writing Out of All the Camps by Laura Wright
Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 by Laura Wright
Sources of London English by Laura Wright
Stylistics by Laura Wright
»
Recent books by Merja Kyt close
Apposition in Contemporary English by Merja Kyt
Chinese Englishes by Merja Kyt
Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 by Merja Kyt
Twentieth Century English by Merja Kyt
British or American English? by Merja Kyt
British or American English? by Merja Kyt
Personal Pronouns in Present-day English by Merja Kyt
Legacies of Colonial English by Merja Kyt
Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 by Merja Kyt
Personal Pronouns in Present-Day English by Merja Kyt
Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case by Merja Kyt
Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication by Merja Kyt
»
Recent books by Bas Aarts close
Verb Phrase in English by Bas Aarts
Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar by Bas Aarts
English Syntax and Argumentation by Bas Aarts
Verb Phrase in English by Bas Aarts
Oxford Modern English Grammar by Bas Aarts
Handbook of English Linguistics by Bas Aarts
English Syntax and Argumentation by Bas Aarts
Syntactic Gradience by Bas Aarts
Syntactic Gradience by Bas Aarts
Apposition in Contemporary English by Bas Aarts
Chinese Englishes by Bas Aarts
Development of Standard English, 1300-1800 by Bas Aarts
Twentieth Century English by Bas Aarts
British or American English? by Bas Aarts
British or American English? by Bas Aarts
Handbook of English Linguistics by Bas Aarts
Verb in Contemporary English by Bas Aarts
Personal Pronouns in Present-day English by Bas Aarts
Legacies of Colonial English by Bas Aarts
Fuzzy Grammar by Bas Aarts
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close