Fresh from the press: last interactive feature in English Today

In the last two years, we have encouraged readers of English Today to contribute to our research project in our interactive features which can also be found here. The input we have received so far has been invaluable and we are very grateful for your help. Our latest and also last call for contributions has just been published in the latest issue of English Today. In this piece entitled Prescriptivism in English Literature?, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade discusses prescriptivism in literature by providing examples of metalinguistic comments about usage problems such as ain’t, High Rise Terminals and  like  in novels and other literary works such as Ian McEwan’s short story ‘Mother Tongue’. In order to increase her pool of examples, Ingrid would be happy to hear about any examples of metalinguistic comments you have come across while reading. Have a look at the feature and contribute to her research by filling in the contact form.

 

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