I’m very proud to be able to announce the first substantial publication from the Bridging the Unbridgeable project: the papers from the workshop that preceded the Leiden Prescription conference, called Attitudes to Prescriptivism (A2P), organised by Robin Straaijer, Carmen Ebner, Viktorija Kostadinova and Morana Lukač.
Though not quite a special issue on the subject, the most recent issue of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development includes a substantial number of papers as a set devoted to “our” topic, all of them edited by Robin Straaijer:
Attitudes to prescriptivism: an introduction – Robin Straaijer
The role of linguists in metalinguistic discourse in modern Lithuania – Giedrius Tamaševičius
Prescriptivism and French L2 instruction – Suzie Beaulieu
The relationship between use and perception: the case of Catalan variants of a subject coreferential with an antecedent – Joan Costa Carreras
Folk linguistics and language teaching education. A case study in an Italian secondary school – Matteo Santipolo
Language guardian BBC? Investigating the BBC’s language advice in its 2003 News Styleguide – Carmen Ebner
Linguistic prescriptivism in letters to the editor – Morana Lukač
Congratulations all, and especially Robin (as well as Emily, who contributed to the final stages of this editorial project). And read them all!