Standardization - a process by which grammarians and prescriptivist attempted to structure and influence English usuage according to what they believed consitituted correct or incorrect usage of English.
Prescriptivism - favour rules that identify 'correct' language usuage. They dissaprove of uses of language that break these rules.
- became firmly established in the 18th cent
- books of grammar - Lowthe sought to define correct language usuage
- 19th cent - language linked to morality and character - deviation as old standars are uncouth and…