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The Making of Bad Language

Lay Linguistic Stigmatisations in German: Past und Present

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Winifred V. Davies and Nils Langer

Contents: Lay linguistics – Standardisation – Prescriptivism – History of standard German – Stigmatisations – Schools – Language norm authorities – Grammarians and prescriptivism – Usage vs. prescriptivism – Relationship between codex and bad German.