Authors

John H. Fisher

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"Language scholars have traditionally agreed that the development of the English language was largely unplanned. Fisher challenges this view, demonstrating that the standardization of writing and pronunciation was, and still is, made under the control of political and intellectual forces."

There is much to interest scholars of late Middle English language and literature. -- Journal of English and Germanic Philology

Fisher's argument about Chancery English in the fifteenth century deserves to be widely known. -- Speculum

The coherence of the story that Fisher traces and the archival materials that he has provided will continue to stimulate scholarly investigation and discovery. -- Studies in the Age of Chaucer

Publication Date

10-19-1995

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813108520

eISBN

9780813148465

Keywords

English Language, Standard English

The Emergence of Standard English
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