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    Correct standard of English

    I am doing a empirical study on the nature of English. Can you help me with this question? "Do you think there should be a correct standard of English for everyone?" I wonder if you can recommend me some references relating to this topic. Thank you for your kind support.

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    Re: Correct standard of English

    The question is unclear to me- do you mean that there should be a certain level for everyone or that we should use a uniform or standard English?

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    Re: Correct standard of English

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The question is unclear to me- do you mean that there should be a certain level for everyone or that we should use a uniform or standard English?
    The exact question that my lecturer gave me is that: "Should English have the same correct standard for everyone?". What country do you think English belong to? I really need some references about this topic. Could you recommend me some? Thanks a lot for your help.

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    Re: Correct standard of English

    It doesn't belong to any one country. Randolph Quirk's Use of English has a good section on that and that was written forty years ago. It doesn't belong to a country or to countries, but to the speakers IMO.

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    Re: Correct standard of English

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It doesn't belong to any one country. Randolph Quirk's Use of English has a good section on that and that was written forty years ago. It doesn't belong to a country or to countries, but to the speakers IMO.
    Thank you very much. I agree with you. I am looking for some sources to support my argument.

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