Volume 9 Issue 3

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2010 NJES: Nordic Journal of English studies  
The characterisation of writers such as Shakespeare and Dickens as Canonical shows the tenuous and historically specific nature of the boundary between popular and high culture, since their work certainly represented the popular culture of their day. In his article on the language of popular culture in this issue, Joe Trotta also points to the contradiction in the arguments of prescriptive linguists who lament the lowering of linguistic standards through popular culture, while ignoring, for
more » ... ance, Shakespeare's highly playful and unorthodox use of language.
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