This Handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the field of linguistic prescriptivism. Mapping the current status quo of the field and marking its two-decade transformation into a serious field of study within linguistics, this volume addresses both the value and the methods of studying prescriptivism. It covers:

• Theoretical and methodological approaches – from historical to experimental approaches and including corpus-based methods and attitudes research;

• Contexts in which prescriptive efforts can be both observed and studied – including education, technology, the media, language planning and policies, and everyday grassroots practices;

• Geographical contexts of prescriptivism – featuring chapters on inner- and outer-circle Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, as well as prescriptivism in the context of other world languages including minority and endangered languages.

With contributions from an international line-up of leading and rising-star scholars in the field, The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Prescriptivism marks the evolution of linguistics as a fully self- aware discipline and will be an indispensable guide for students and researchers in this area.

part I|155 pages

Theoretical and methodological issues

chapter 2|14 pages

Verbal hygiene

ByDeborah Cameron

chapter 3|23 pages

Accent bias

ByDominic Watt, Erez Levon, Christian Ilbury

chapter 4|19 pages

Historiographical methods

ByNuria Yáñez-Bouza

chapter 5|13 pages

Corpus-based approaches to prescriptivism

ByBenedikt Szmrecsanyi, Dieuwertje Bloemen

chapter 7|18 pages

The role of prescriptivism in the emergence of New Englishes

ByEdgar W. Schneider

chapter 8|19 pages

Prescriptivism and national identity

Sociohistorical constructionism, disciplinary blindspots, and Standard Austrian German
ByStefan Dollinger

chapter 9|16 pages

Standards with pluricentric languages

Who sets norms and where
ByRaymond Hickey

part II|127 pages

Contexts and practices of prescriptivism

chapter 10|16 pages

Usage guides as a text type

ByIngrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

chapter 11|19 pages

English prescriptivism in higher education settings

Focus on Nordic countries
ByElizabeth Peterson, Marika Hall

chapter 12|19 pages

Prescriptivism in education

From language ideologies to listening practices
ByIan Cushing, Julia Snell

chapter 13|14 pages

Linguistic prescriptivism as social prescription

The case of gender
ByEvan D. Bradley

chapter 14|19 pages

Grassroots prescriptivism

ByMorana Lukač, Theresa Heyd

chapter 15|18 pages

Prescription and taboo

Australia's sensitivity towards American influence
ByKate Burridge

chapter 16|20 pages

Copy editors, (not) all alike

ByMorana Lukač, Adrian Stenton

part III|188 pages

Prescriptivism across languages and cultures

chapter 18|17 pages

Prescriptive language ideologies in Modern Hebrew

ByRoey J. Gafter, Uri Mor

chapter 19|17 pages

A socio-political and historical perspective of linguistic prescriptivism in relation to the African languages of southern Africa

ByRussell H. Kaschula, Sebolelo Mokapela, Dion Nkomo, Bulelwa Nosilela

chapter 20|17 pages

Prescriptivism in Greater China

Historical trajectories and contemporary pluricentricity
ByHenning Klöter

chapter 21|13 pages

Prescriptivism and the English language in Southeast Asia

ByLionel Wee, Nora Samosir

chapter 22|18 pages

Literary Norms in Russia

Past and present
ByArto Mustajoki

chapter 23|19 pages

Prescriptivism in Croatia

ByAnđel Starčević, Mate Kapović, Daliborka Sarić

chapter 24|22 pages

Standardization, prescriptivism and diglossia

How acceptable is normalized Breton to native speakers?
ByGary D. Manchec German

chapter 25|20 pages

Metaphor as a manifestation of prescriptivism

The case of France and Quebec
ByOlivia Walsh, Emma Humphries

chapter 26|17 pages

Dutch prescriptivism in a historical-sociolinguistic perspective

Measuring the effect of institutionalized prescriptivism
ByEline Lismont, Gijsbert Rutten, Rik Vosters

chapter |9 pages


ByDavid Crystal