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Author Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid

Title The bishop's grammar : Robert Lowth and the rise of prescriptivism in English / Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
 PC  PE1109 .L8538 2011    NEW BOOK AREA
 RWU Main Library  PE1109 .L8538 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [308]-326) and index
Contents 1. Prejudice and Misconceptions; 2. Life and Career; 3. The Grammar: Origin and Publication History; 4. The Grammar: Contents and Approach; 5. Reconstructing Lowth's Social Network; 6. Communicative Competence and the Language of the Letters; 7. Lowth's Own Usage and the Grammar's Norm of Correctness; 8. The Grammar and the Rise of prescriptivism; 9. Conclusion; References; Index
LC subject Lowth, Robert, 1710-1787
Lowth, Robert, 1710-1787. Short introduction to English grammar
Standard language -- Great Britain
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Standardization
ISBN 9780199579273 (hbk.)
019957927X (hbk.)