The Bridging the Unbridgeable project officially ended nearly five years ago, but almost all of us are presenting a paper at the next Prescriptivism Conference, held online (no fee!) at the University of Vigo from 23 – 25 September 2021. Here are the papers we will be presenting (listed in chronological order according to the conference programme):
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Breaking the who/whom rule: the final taboo?
Viktorija Kostadinova, 150 years of ideas about language: the aims of metalinguistic works in American English
Alyssa Severin & Carmen Ebner, “It is still all icky and American”: investigating British and Australian English speakers’ attitudes towards verb conversions
Carmen Ebner, “Your not my type”: effects of stigmatized linguistic variation in online dating
Theresa Heyd & Morana Lukač, The making of linguistic authority in the postdigital age
Morana Lukač & Adrian Stenton, What guides copy‐editors’ decisions? From grammatical to sociolinguistic determinants
And there will be many more interesting papers – not forgetting the plenaries! – besides. You will find the programme as well as the abstracts, here. And remember, no fees!