From: Rick McCallister
>Re-read Bourdieu on languages habitus. Economic sand
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...>
> > I've read (and understood) several, both
> linguistic and
> > sociolinguistic. As far as the written language
> > concerned, a Parisian standard was in use for
> > and commercial purposes in most of the northern
> half of the
> > Hexagon by the end of the 15th century.
> > The spoken language is of course another matter.
> During the
> > Sun King's reign 'bon usage' was defined by the
> > subsequently what we might call the upper middle
> > business) class was probably the most important
> arbiter of
> > bon usage. Increasingly, however, this was
> associated with
> > the written language, and increasingly the spoken
> > went its own way despite the best efforts of
> > Academicians, and other would-be Canutes.
> > Brian
> Denial is avowal,
> so you read (and understood [sic]).
> And you're now saying what I said from the start
> which you first denied.