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Authority in language investigating language prescription and standardisation by James Milroy

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Published by Routledge & K. Paul in London, Boston .
Written in English


  • Standard language,
  • English language -- Standardization,
  • Language and languages -- Variation,
  • Communicative competence,
  • Language and languages -- Ability testing

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Edition Notes

StatementJames Milroy and Lesley Milroy.
SeriesLanguage, education, and society
ContributionsMilroy, Lesley.
LC ClassificationsP368 .M54 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p. ;
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3021661M
ISBN 100710097611
LC Control Number85001847

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