Attitudes to Prescriptivism
This is the theme of a pre-conference workshop that will take place on Tuesday 11 June 2013. The workshop is organised by Robin Straaijer, Carmen Ebner, Morana Lukač and Viktorija Kostadinova of the Bridging the Unbridgeable-project.
The workshop will feature papers that investigate language users’ attitudes towards prescriptivism and other normative actions, primarily from the point of view of the recipients of such actions, such as the general public, institutions and specific professional groups (linguists, journalists, educators, bloggers, etc.). The focus will mainly be on English, but proposals on other languages will also be welcome. Drafts of the papers (max 3000 words) will circulate among the participants of the workshop beforehand. This way there is time for all participants to read them all and prepare constructive feedback for the benefit of the papers’ authors. The format will be as follows: there will be 30-minute slots, each with 10 minutes for a short presentation of the paper, followed by 20 minutes for discussion and feedback.
The workshop is free for all conference delegates. We have laid out the following timeline:
31 March 2013 deadline for submitting an abstract
8 April 2013 notification of acceptance
31 May 2013 deadline for submitting draft paper
11 June 2013 workshop
If you wish to audit the workshop please get in touch with the organisers.
23 May – The booklet with abstracts of the papers and the programme can be downloaded here: A2P Leiden 2013 Abstracts
27 May - Unfortunately, as it turns out that she is not able to attend the workshop, the paper by Suzie Beaulieu has been cancelled.