Describing Prescriptivism

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Release date: 2019-10-08

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Describing Prescriptivism provides a topical and thought-provoking analysis of linguistic prescriptivism in British and American English, from a historical as well as present-day perspective. Focusing on usage guides and usage problems, the book takes a three-fold approach to present an in-depth analysis of the topic, featuring: a detailed study of the advice provided in usage guides over the years;an authoritative comparison of this advice with actual usage as recorded in British and American corpora, including the HUGE (Hyper Usage Guide of English) database - developed specifically to enable this line of study - as well as more mainstream corpora such as COCA, COHA and the BNC;a close analysis of the attitudes to particular usage problems among the general public, based on surveys distributed online through the "e;Bridging the Unbridgeable"e; research project's blog.*With extensive case studies to illustrate and support claims throughout, this comprehensive study is key reading for students and researchers of prescriptivism, the history of English and sociolinguistics. *Found at https://bridgingtheunbridgeable.com/

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Genre: American English

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 274

ISBN: 9780429558146

Additional Information

Genre: American English

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 274

ISBN: 9780429558146

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