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Just out: paper on flat adverbs by Morana Lukač and Ingrid Tieken

Congratulations, Sandra Jansen and Lucia Siebers, on the appearance of your book, and to Raymond Hickey in whose honour it was published! As for Morana and me, we’re very happy that it is out, and in my case, just in … Continue reading

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Caroline Taggart’s books in National Trust shops

Proofreading my forthcoming book Describing Prescriptivism, I came to p. 100 where I mention that Caroline Taggart’s Her Ladyship’s Guide to the Queeen’s English (2010), published by the The National Trust, used to lie for sale in country houses all over Britain. … Continue reading

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Just out!

Just out, and yes, the book includes a paper on prescriptivism, my own! The project may be finished, but new publications still appear. So: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (2019), Usage guides and the Age of Prescriptivism. In: Birte Bös and … Continue reading

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Describing Prescriptivism

Soon to appear (expected publication date: some time in September):  

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These ones, those ones

Just finished my article “Of greengrocers, sports commentators, estate agents and television presenters: Who’s in a usage guide and why” for a special issue with papers from Liv Walsh’s workshop In the Shadow of the Standard September last in Nottingham. … Continue reading

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English Grammar Day 2019

Every year, some time during the summer, UCL organises an English Grammar Day. This time I have been invited to speak, and I decided to do so on the following topic (not yet announced online): No complaint tradition in The Netherlands? … Continue reading

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Lest best: Viktorija Kostadinova’s thesis

Lying on my desk today is Viktorija Kostadinova’s PhD thesis, the third of the PhD students from the Bridging the Unbridgeable project. My warmest congratulations to her as her supervisor. She will be defending her thesis on 18 December: wish … Continue reading

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