Usage, Grammar, and the History of Grammar

  • Baron, Dennis E. Grammar and Good Taste. New Haven: Yale UP, 1982.

  • Bartsch, Renate. The Norms of Language: Theoretical and Practical Aspects. New York: Longman, 1987

  • Crawford, James, ed. Language Loyalties: A Source Book on the Offical English Controversy. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1992.

  • Finnegan, Edward. Attitudes Toward English Usage: The History of a War of Words. New York: Columbia University Teachers College Press, 1980.

  • ---. "Style and Standardization in England: 1700-1900." English in Its Social Contexts: Essays in Historical Linguistics. Ed. Tim W. Machan and Charles T. Scott. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 1992. 102-130.

  • Kolln, Martha. "Closing the Books on Alchemy." College Communication and Composition 32 (May 1981): 139-51.

  • Leonard, Sterling. Current English Usage. Chicago: National Council of Teachers of English, 1932.

  • ---. "The Doctrine of Correctness in English Usage, 1700-1800". University of Wisconsin Studies in Langauge and Literature 25. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1929.

  • Machan, Tim W., and Charles T. Scott, eds. English in Its Social Contexts: Essays in Historical Linguistics. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 1992.

  • Milroy, James, and Lesley Milroy. Authority in Language: Investigating Language Prescription and Standardisation. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.

  • Shopen, Timothy, and Joseph Williams. Standards and Dialects in English. Cambridge, MA: Winthrop, or Rowley, MA: Newbury House, 1980.

  • Smith, Jeremey J. "The Use of English: Language Contact, Dialect Variation, and Written Standardization During the Middle English Period." English in Its Social Contexts: Essays in Historical Linguistics. Ed. Tim W. Machan and Charles T. Scott. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 1992. 47-69.

  • Wilson, Kenneth G. Van Winkle's Return: Change in American English, 1966-1986. Hanover and Lodon: University of New England Press, 1987.
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