Review of Language is Power: The Story of Standard English and its Enemies
Honey is both a populist and a highly successful self-publicist. Language is Power has attracted much attention in the British press, most of it positive, and it is not difficult to understand why given the arguments he is advancing. Broadly speaking, he advocates that 'standard' English should be taught in schools and that a body, official or unofficial, should be set up to regulate disputed usages and manage language change.
Added: May 12 2004
Category: Language Articles: Linguistics: Standard English