10 April 2013, guest lecture by Anya Luscombe, called Auntie and Prescriptivism: the fine line the BBC treads to ‘uphold language standards’.
5 April 2013: Viktorija Kostadinova presented her paper Researching Language Attitudes in a Digital Age at the 8th Newcastle upon Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics. Fitting with the topic of her paper, it was given via Skype.
27 March 2013: 6th Bridging the Unbridgeable Lunch Lecture Researching Language Attitudes in a Digital Age. Viktorija Kostadinova talked about using the internet in sociolinguistic research on language attitudes. Her blog is called Languitudes.
9 February 2013: Robin Straaijer demonstrated the database of usage guides and usage problems during the Taalkunde in Nederland-dag at Utrecht University.
6 February 2013: Morana Lukač spoke about her research within the Bridging the Unbridgeable project at the LIP Group (Lancaster University).
6 December 2012: 5th Bridging the Unbridgeable Lunch Lecture. Morana, Carmen & Viktorija gave a Prezi workshop.
22-25 November 2012: Viktorija Kostadinova gave a presentation at the Berlin Student Conference, presenting her findings on a Facebook attitudes survey which she is currently carrying out.
2 November 2012: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, “Attitudes to English Usage: Towards a New Research Model” (LUCL, Lipsius 147), 3.30 – 5 pm.
29 October 2012: 4th Lunch Lecture. Presentations by Carmen Ebner Perspectives on Language: Correctness vs. Usage and Matthijs Smits ‘Garnering’ Respect?’ The Emergence of Authority in the American Grammatical Tradition. (van Wijkplaats 4, room 004), 12am – 1 pm.
12 October 2012: Project presentations by Carmen Ebner, Viktorija Kostadinova and Morana Lukač (LUCL, Vrieshof 4/008a), 3 – 5 pm.
22 April – 19 September: exhibition Modern English Usage Day, English Department, University of Leiden, 2nd floor.
30 May 2012: second Bridging the Unbridgeable Lunch Lecture: Social Media in Teaching and Research (speakers: Kasia Cwiertka, Erik Kwakkel, Sebastiaan van der Lubben, Robin Straaijer and Ingrid Tieken)
20 April 2012: first Bridging the Unbridgeable Lunch Lecture: Working with WordSmith Tools (presentations by Robin Straaijer and Ingrid Tieken)
4 February 2012: TiN-dag, Drift 25, Utrecht (The Netherlands). Paper by Ingrid Tieken: ”What’s wrong with Prescriptivism, John Honey, the Split Infinitive?”.
27 January 2012: SENSE panel discussion ‘Varieties of English: How prescriptive should we be?’. Speakers: Joy Burrough, Russell Gilbert, and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade. The title of Ingrid Tieken’s contribution was: “What’s wrong with Prescriptivism, John Honey, the Split Infinitive?”.
Article by Marilyn Hedges in this week’s University of Leiden newsletter (published 21 October 2011).
1 October 2011: Ulrich Busse (Halle) and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Leiden), “Towards a Corpus of Prescriptivism”, Helsinki Corpus Festival
21 September 2011: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, “Bridging the Unbridgeable”, contribution to the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics Taalgebruiksseminar