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Author Fisher, John H.

Title The emergence of standard English / John H. Fisher
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents Introduction -- A language policy for Lancastrian England -- Chancery and the emergence of standard written english -- European chancelleries and the rise of standard languages -- Animadversions on the text of Chaucer -- Chaucer's french: a metalinguistic inquiry -- Piers Plowman and chancery tradition -- Caxton and chancery english -- The history of received pronunciation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Description based on print version record
Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Language.
England. Court of Chancery -- History.
English language -- Standardization.
English language -- History.
Language policy -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Officials and employees -- Language.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813171059 (electronic bk.)
9780813171050 (electronic bk.)