The Politics of Discourse: The Standard Language Question in British Cultural Debates

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The Politics of Discourse: The Standard Language Question in British Cultural Debates

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Crowley demythologizes 'standard English' as a marker of uniformity, neutrality, and the one language of truth...One strength of these core chapters is that Crowley positions opposing views/theories in interesting ways in an attempt to offer some balance in prespective...By the end...[he] has successfully woven an historical tapestry of parallel, yet interesting discourses to reveal that every time the question of language surfaces...it means that a series of problems are coming to the fore.

ISBN

0333454715

Publication Date

7-5-1989

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles