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On the late Harry Blamires …

How sad to come across his obituary in Church Times: Harry Blamires (1916-2017), who we once referred to on this blog as our oldest living usage guide writer, died on 21 November last year. The obituary lists his many achievements, … Continue reading

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Season’s’ greetings and some Christmas reading

The most frequent hit on our blog at this time of the year is to Carmen Ebner’s post on the question of where to place the apostrophe (if at all) in “Season’s greeetings”. Well, here is something different for all … Continue reading

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We proudly announce …

… the publication of the second major collection of papers from the Bridging the Unbridgeable project, which appeared yesterday!   Thanks to all authors for their wonderful contributions: copies are on their way and should reach you soon. We also … Continue reading

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HUGE recommended

A first mention of the HUGE database, in the journal Copypediting: thanks to Lauren Nalls for telling us about it!

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Just out: English Historical Linguistics, with …

… a chapter on prescriptivism. True recognition of an important approach and an interesting perspective on the subject. Congratulations Laurel Brinton!

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First review of Prescription and Tradition in Language

A very positive review has recently appeared of our book Prescription and Tradition in Language, in the Kelvingrove Review, issue 16, called “Rise and Fall” (pp. 15-16). The review is by Colin Reilly from the University of Glasgow, who highlights several … Continue reading

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And here is another …

… interview with Carmen Ebner about her PhD thesis, which she successfully defended on Tuesday, this time in the Leiden University weekly Mare. The interview is even announced as a feature article on the front page.

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