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Standards of English : Codified Varieties Around the World

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1/28/2013
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Cambridge University Press
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Standard English and standards of English
The codification of English in England Ingrid
An evolving standard British English pronunciation model
Standard English in Scotland
Standard Irish English
Standards of English in Malta and the Channel Islands
The idea of Standard American English
Standard Canadian English
Standards of English in the Caribbean
Standard South African English
Standards of English in West Africa
Standards of English in East Africa
Standards of English in South Asia
Standards of English in South-East Asia
Standard Australian English
Standard New Zealand English
Acrolectal English in the South Pacific
Varieties resistant to standardisation
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