Broken English (The Politics of Language)

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The English language in the Renaissance was in many ways a collection of competing Englishes. Paula Blank investigates the representation of alternative vernaculars - the dialects of early modern English - in both linguistic and literary works of the period. Blank argues that Renaissance authors such as Spenser, Shakespeare and Jonson helped to construct the idea of a national language, variously known as 'true' English or 'pure' English or the 'King's English', by distinguishing its dialects - and sometimes by creating those dialects themselves. Broken English reveals how the Renaissance 'invention' of dialect forged modern alliances of language and cultural authority. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of Renaissance studies and Renaissance English literature. It will also make fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history of English language.

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"[This book] promises to shed new light on some unresolved mysteries and provides a significant intervention into the story of the standardization of English."
-Juliet Fleming, Newnham College
"Broken English is an important book that will surely have an impact on Renaissance English stuides...It is also an important study for anyone concerned with the way in which Renaissance English people defined their incipient national identity. Although one might disagree with this or that aspect of Blank's interpertations, this book is close to being the definitive treatment of its subject.."

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Paula Blank is Assistant Professor of English at the College of William and Mary, Virginia.

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