Standard English: The Widening Debate

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NOTE: Page numbers followed by fig indicate information is to be found only in a figure; page numbers followed by tab indicate information is to be found only in a table. Although the orthography can vary, the term Standard English has initial capital letters throughout the index.
Aarsleff, H. 76
see African-American Vernacular English
Abercrombie, D. 19, 184, 187, 188, 204
Abstand principle 3
Académie Française:
as authority model 69, 278;
dictionary project 79
‘accent bar’ 184, 187, 188, 204;
and British Army 186, 187;
in broadcasting 190, 205n1, 208;
and discrimination 19, 176-8, 184;
‘drawl’ 235, 237n5;
in education 162;
foreign 178-9, 188;
historical perspective 184, 185-6;
nasal 235-6;
and prestige 175, 189;
public school accent 184;
in Received Standard English 105;
rural 190;
and social class 118;
and spoken Standard English 163;
and Standard English 70, 113, 114, 118-19, 169, 271;
Standard English is not 123;
stigmatised 184, 188, 189, 190, 213, 216;
and universities 184, 186, 188;
urban 185, 190, 203;
US folk evaluation of 174, 202-3, 207-38;
variation in 162;
see also Belfast accent;
Birmingham accent;
Brahmin accent;
Cockney accent;
Indian-accented English;
Jamaican accent;
‘network American’;
Ulster Scots accent;
Yorkshire accent
‘acceptability’ of language 25
Adamic theory of language 77, 79, 84
Adams, John 194
advertising 4;
in Denmark 172, 241, 242-3, 250;
‘Shamed By Your Mistakes’ advert 106
African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) 177, 178, 179, 183, 193, 196, 201-2;
in EFL context 260;
see also Black English
historical perspective 196-7;
intellectual tradition 200;
‘Negro slaves’ 197
Afro-British intellectual tradition 197-202
see concord
Aitchison, Jean 180
Alford, H. 29
alphabetical order 74-5, 78, 83
see United States
American English 3;
Danish perceptions of 248-51, 252fig,253, 264;
folk evaluations of 170-1, 174, 202-3, 207-38;
see also Standard American English
American languages, indigenous 193, 195-6
American South
see South, American
American Standard English
see Standard American English
Americanisation Campaign 192-3
Amory, Leo 96
Anglo-conformity 192-3, 196
Anglo-Norman scribes 34-5
Anglo-Saxon language 28-9, 99
Appalachian English 5


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