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ERIC Number: ED347797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Correctness in English.
Davies, Alan
It is argued that institutional requirements of language in use suggest a reassessment of notions of correctness, noting that description generally implies prescription. It is concluded that there are two basic kinds of correctness in English. Specific sections address the following: (1) prescription, relativism, and norms; (2) three levels of language learners (the foreign language learner, standard dialect learner, and learner of advanced writing); (3) the Society for Pure English; (4) institutionalized correctness in a language test; and (5) the meaning of the correctness argument. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Society for Pure English (England)
Note: In: Tickoo, Makhan L., Ed. Languages & Standards: Issues, Attitudes, Case Studies; see FL 019 461.