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  • Created on: 14-05-16 15:17
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    • Long process, approx. during later part of 1700s.
    • Evidence of pre-standardisation or emerging standardisation - language was developing.
      • Non-standard orthography and syntax.
      • Capitalisation.
      • Changes to punctuation.
      • Different verb forms/pluralisation.
      • Use of long S, which became redundant as printing press became more widely used.
    • Standardisation attempted to fix rules, via dictionaries, grammar books, etc.
    • Made writing the prestige form, separate from speech.
    • Mass schooling helped standardisation to progress.
    • Question about dictionaries/language change - can be seen as prescriptivist and descriptivist.
    • Move from printed to online dictionaries.


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