Standard English and the Politics of Language

  • Tony Crowley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tony Crowley
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  3. Tony Crowley
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    Pages 174-216
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    Pages 217-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-292

About this book


The status of 'Standard English' has featured in linguistic, educational and cultural debates over decades. This second edition of Tony Crowley's wide-ranging historical analysis and lucid account of the complex and sometimes polarised arguments driving the debate brings us up to date, and ranges from the 1830s to Conservative education policies in the 1990s and on to the implications of the National Curriculum for English language teaching in schools. Students and researchers in literacy, the history of English language, cultural theory, and English language education will find this treatment comprehensive, carefully researched and lively reading.


English language language teaching theory of language

Authors and affiliations

  • Tony Crowley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of English and American StudiesUniversity of ManchesterUK

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