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The Sociology of Language

by Raven I. McDavid, Jr. - 1970

Much of the problem of developing a language program for the schools grows out of a widespread acceptance of the assumption that there is a standard variety of the language which for various reasons has become a model of usage. Unfortunately, however, this assumption is not always based on an examination of the facts of usage; indeed, many of those who discuss the need for a standard do not understand the rationale from which standard languages have developed, consciously and otherwise.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 69, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 6, 1970, p. 85-108
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19578, Date Accessed: 10/22/2020 7:14:04 PM

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