A Database of English Usage Guides & Usage Problems

The project Bridging the Unbridgeable’s Monthly Lunch Lecture is very proud to present:

A Database of English Usage Guides & Usage Problems

Since historical (socio-) linguists of the English language have begun to study the topic of usage, there has been a need for an overview of English usage guides and usage problems. The project Bridging the Unbridgeable: linguists, prescriptivists and the general public has decided to fill that gap. Over the past year, we have been working to create a database of English usage guides and usage problems, starting with the first usage guide, Robert Baker’s Reflections on the English Language, published in 1770, up to present times. A limited version of this database has just been completed and during this Lunch Lecture, it will be presented to the public for the first time.

All welcome! (bring your own lunch)

Friday 21 September 2012; 12.15-13.00; Room 148 Lipsius Building (Leiden University Faculty of Humanities)

About Robin Straaijer

I am a linguist and EAP trainer, working on English prescriptivism and Standard English. Lover of photography and comedy.
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