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Standards of English

Codified Varieties around the World

Standards of English by Raymond Hickey
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The notion of a 'standard' variety of English has been the subject of a considerable body of research. Studies have tended to focus on the standard features of British and American English. However, more recently interest has turned to the other varieties of English that have developed around the world and the ways in which these have also been standardised. This volume provides the first book-length exploration of 'standard Englishes', with chapters on areas as diverse as Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. This is a timely and important topic, edited by a well-known scholar in the field, with contributions by the leading experts on each major variety of English discussed. The book presents in full the criteria for defining a standard variety, and each chapter compares standards in both spoken and written English and explores the notion of register within standard varieties.
Cambridge University Press; December 2012
475 pages; ISBN 9781139853583
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Title: Standards of English
Author: Raymond Hickey
 
ISBNs
113984766X
9780521763899
9781139847667
9781139853583