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A Linguistic Doctrine in English Reexamined


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Kalogjera, Damir. (1996). A Linguistic Doctrine in English Reexamined. Suvremena lingvistika, 41-42(1-2). pp. 301-308. ISSN 1847-117X

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The paper argues that the anti-prescriptivist doctrine, well established among academic linguists in USA and Britain, inspired by American Structuralism and later accepted by sociolinguists, is facing a revision. Demands to change alleged discriminatory elements of usage remain unopposed by linguists, and 'verbal hygiene' is now being explicitely justified in a theoretical work by D. Cameron. How comprehensive this revision is going to be is not yet clear. Does it include only the anti-discriminatory interventions in the usage or would it reconsider some aspects of 'old prescriptivism' based on etymology, logic and chauvinism?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 11:40
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 10:26

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