The Politics of Discourse: The Standard Language Question in British Cultural Debates
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.
Literature in English, British Isles
Crowley, Tony. The Politics of Discourse: The Standard Language Question in British Cultural Debates, Macmillan, 1989 (published as The Politics of Language, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1989).