Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts
This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."
Language, Ideology and the Reform of German Orthography
Spelling Trouble? explores the linguistic, cultural and political issues underpinning the public disputes surrounding the 1996 reform of German orthography. Sally Johnson’s book will be of interest to speakers and students of German as well as sociolinguists with an interest in language politics, language planning and language ideology.