The Inevitability of “Standard” English

  title={The Inevitability of “Standard” English},
  author={Bethany Davila},
  journal={Written Communication},
  pages={127 - 148}
Although standard language ideologies have been well researched and theorized, the practices that lead to the reproduction and enactment of these ideologies deserve attention. Specifically, there remains a need to study language that both reveals reliance on standard language ideologies and perpetuates these ideologies within the field of writing studies, undermining the field’s efforts to challenge standard English’s ongoing privileged position. This article examines the role of language in… Expand
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