Standard English: The Standardization Of The English Language

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The Standard English is considered to be influential by educated speakers. It is codified by overwriting grammatical rules and dictionaries classifications. The English language is used in the popular newspapers, and radio and television programs we have even in our schools, theaters. A significant number of people are wondering what it is about our country and our community that our own language has become very poor, very careless and very limited. We have reached in such a wasteland dreary and banality, cliché and casual of obscenity. A variety of niche language used within the speech community, and provide an institutional base for the purposes such as the media and the language of instruction. Standard English is a language full of varieties…show more content…
It shows minimal differences across geographical region. English was transformed from a vernacular language into a regular variety that identifies England as a nation. The development of English which characterized a standard should be influential variety and should be codified and stabilized and also should implement high levels of communication at Court, literature, administration and schools. Standard English emerged ‘naturally’ in the 15th century from a variety of regional English dialects. Standardization characterized by Einar Haugen as a variety of language with minimal difference in the figure, the maximum difference in function. Standardization is not just a fact of language, but rather a continuous process and ideological struggle. Le Page and Tabouret-Keller introduced the phenomenon called focusing. Focusing linguistics has a strong sense of standards. There are four agencies to focus: everyday interaction, education, and loyalty to the group to the language and presence of a strong model for example, the poet, the prestige of a group leader or religious…show more content…
The Codification is a methodical account of the language, particularly and grammar and vocabulary. It’s often undertaken when a language is written down for the first time, but it can also occur when the language is developed with a standardized format, or after the period of the great innovation and variations as in the 18th century of the use of grammar and dictionaries and often delegated this task to academy, but in many cases, it is implemented by individuals such as in Dr. Johnson's dictionary. The first book to be written on English grammar was ' A Short Introduction of Grammar' by William Lily in 1523 (it was based on Latin analysis). It became an authorized textbook to be taught at schools by Henry VIII. It remained the ‘national grammar’ for centuries and which Shakespeare, Spenser and Ben Johnson were brought up on. The first grammar book to attempt a description of the English language in English was Bullokar's 'Brief Grammar for English' published in 1586. One of its purposes was to 'rationalize' English spelling, vocabulary and grammar. Grammar to Bullokar meant the ‘art of writing’. Its meaning comes in ancient Greek. It has had vital effects on education, and standardization. A grammar was seen as symbolic of the dignity of English by other Europeans. Any European state desiring autonomy needed to have its own grammar of its national language. Codification is a process that has

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