Standardisation and language criticism

Standardisation and language criticism in European perspective

Abstract. This article compares the processes of standardisation that were discussed in the different articles on German, English, French, Italian, and Croatian. It highlights diachronic aspects relating to the shaping of norms for written and spoken language as well as synchronic aspects such as the development of pluricentric standards and issues of ortho- graphy. Further, the role of the respective authorities of codification will be discussed from both the diachronic and synchronic perspective.

Read and download the complete quotable article here.