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The Grammar and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579273
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595219 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0008
The Grammar and the Rise of Prescriptivism

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As a normative grammar, and with its critical footnotes, Lowth's grammar heralds the next stage in the English standardisation process. It anticipates the rise of the usage guide in the next decades of the century. Linguists and normative grammarians form different communities of practice: studying them as such is the domain of Normative Linguistics.

Keywords: standardisation process; codification; prescriptivism; usage guides; communities of practice

Chapter.  14131 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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