Standardization, Ideology and Linguistics (Hardcover)
The authors explore some of the ways in which standardization, ideology and linguistics are interrelated. Through a number of case studies they show how concepts such as grammaticality and structural change covertly rely on a false conceptualization of language, one that derives ultimately from standardization.
NIGEL ARMSTRONG is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. His current research projects focus on social, regional and stylistic variation in French, as well as translation. Nigel's previous publications include Translation, Linguistics, Culture and (with T. Pooley) Social and Linguistic Change in European French. IAN MACKENZIE is Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK. He specializes in syntax, particularly in relation to the diachronic development of Spanish, but also in relation to other Romance languages. Ian's publications include Introduction to Linguistic Philosophy and Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages.