Publication details [#17784]

Honey, John. 1997. Language is power: The story of standard English and its enemies. Faber & Faber. X + 290 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


The central thesis of this book claims that the concept of linguistic equality (all dialects are equal, Standard English is not superior to any dialect) as advanced by Anglo-American (socio)linguists discourages people who are not native speakers of Standard English from learning it, thus berieving them of potential self-advancement opportunities.

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