24 June 2015: Morana Lukač gave a talk entitled “The Discourse on English Usage in the Media” at the Department of English Studies, University of Graz, Austria
18 June 2015: Morana Lukač gave a talk entitled “Prescriptive Efforts in the English Language: From Individual Authorities to Crowdsourcing” at the Department of English Studies, University of Graz, Austria
16 June 2015: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade gave a talk at the Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis in The Hague, called digitaal publiceren?
28 May 2015: Carmen Ebner presented a paper entitled “Poor understanding of grammar”?: A sociolinguistic analysis of usage attitudes in British English at the ICLAVE conference in Leipzig
28 May 2015: Tijmen Pronk (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics) gave a lunch lecture for the Bridging the Unbridgeable project entitled “From National revival to the Orthography war: two centuries of Croatian spelling reform” at Lipsius 148 (12:00-13:00)
15 April 2015: David Lorenz (University of Freiburg) gave a lunch lecture for the Bridging the Unbridgeable project entitled “to-contraction in American English: The career(s) of a non-standard feature” at Lipsius 227 (13:00-14:00)
6 February 2015: Carmen Ebner, Morana Lukac, Robin Straaijer and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade will present a workshop “called “How Useful are Usage Guides?“, organised by TeamWork.
12 January 2015: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade presented a paper called “Steven Pinker, de CIA en Kingsley Amis: Taalhandboeken en taaladvies voor het Engels“, KNAW, Afdeling Letterkunde
12 December 2014: Alison Edwards gave a lunch lecture for the Bridging the Unbridgeable project called “Dutch English: Death or the Gladioli” (LeidenUniversity Centre for Linguistics)
28 November 2014: Bobby Ruijgrok gave a lunch lecture for the Bridging the Unbridgeable project called “Working with Zotero“ (LeidenUniversity Centre for Linguistics)
30 October 2014: Morana Lukac presented a paper called “Researching Language Attitudes in the Media” during the (Post)Doctoral Research Colloquium at the Englisches Seminar of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg (Germany)
21 October 2014: 7th Bridging the Unbridgeable Lunch Lecture. Amanda Delgado Galvan will show ELAN, a professional tool for linguistic annotation of audio and video material.
26 and 27 June 2014: Cambridge English Usage (Guides) Symposium at the University of Cambridge. Abstracts here.
10-12 April 2014: key note lecture by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade at Norm(s) and Margin(s) in English(es), “The grammatical margins of class”, English Department, Aix-Marseille Université (France); papers by:
- Carmen Ebner Concepts of Correctness and Acceptability in British English: Exploring Attitudes of Lay People
- Viktorija Kostadinova: Correcting English: Josephine Turck Baker and the American Usage Guide Tradition
- Morana Lukač Shakespeare wrote ‘Between You and I”: Changing Perspectives on Authority and Language
10 March 2014: Morana Lukač, Q&A session on research, blogging and social media at the Pre-University College (‘The Public Dimension of Science’), Leiden University
10 March 2014: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, “Prescriptivisme en Engels taalgebruik”, SVVT, Pulchri Studio, The Hague
13 February 2014: Symposium on Early American English Usage Guides (LUCL). Speakers:
- Ulrich Busse. “Transatlantic perspectives on late nineteenth-century English usage: Alford (1864) compared to White (1871)”
- Viktorija Kostadinova, “Correcting English: Josephine Turck Baker and the American usage guide tradition”
- Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, “Five Hundred Mistakes Corrected: An early American English usage guide”
28 January 2013: Morana Lukač, PhD Discussion Group, Linguistic Attitudes in the Media, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
18 November 2013: end of our second exhibition on Bryan A. Garner, author of Garner’s Modern American Usage.
November 2013: Morana Lukač presented her paper Recontextualizing and reconceptualizing expert discourse on Wikipedia: Authority deconstruction in collaborative knowledge processes at the CLAVIER 13 conference (link: http://www.clavier.dslc.unimore.it/site/home.html) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
22 October 2013: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, ASH Colloquium talk, “Study Attitudes to English Usage”, Clare Hall Cambridge.
6 September 2013: Carmen Ebner and Morana Lukač, “E-BBC: Investigating auntie’s online language usage”, 1st PARLAY conference at the University of York.
30 August 2013: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, “An early American English usage guide”, LModE-5 at the University of Bergamo.
11 June 2013: Workshop Attitudes to Prescriptivism, organised by Robin Straaijer, Carmen Ebner, Viktorija Kostadinova and Morana Lukač.
11 June 2013: Carmen Ebner, “Watchdog BBC,” and Morana Lukač, “Linguistic Prescriptivism in Letters to the Editor”, workshop Attitudes to Pescripivism.
12-14 June 2013: Conference Prescription and Tradition in Language, organised by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) and the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS).
13 June 2013: Ingrid Tieken jointly with Wendy Ayres-Bennett, “The Battle of Prescriptivism: France vs. England”, Prescription and Tradition in Language.
14 June 2013: Viktorija Kostadinova, “The Cyberstate of Language”, Robin Straaijer, “A Perspective on Prescriptivism, Prescription and Tradition in Language.
15 June 2013: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, “Wie is de baas van het Engels?”, public symposium, University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics “Wie is de baas van de taal?” (Who makes the rules in a language?).
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, “Researching Language Attitudes in a Digital Age”, 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.
19 September 2012 – 18 November 2013: New Bridging the Unbridgeable Exhibition on Garner’s Modern American Usage. English Department, University of Leiden, 2nd floor.
21 September 2012: 3rd Bridging the Unbridgeable Lunch Lecture. Launch: A database of English usage guides and usage problems. Friday.
12 October 2012: Project presentations by Carmen Ebner, Viktorija Kostadinova and Morana Lukač (LUCL, Vrieshof 4/008a), 3 – 5 pm.
22 April – 19 September 2012: 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