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Secretary of Dutch Taalunie no fan of Dunglish

Anticipating on his talk at the LUCL public event “Wie is de baas over de taal” (Who makes the rules in a language?) next Saturday, Geert Joris wrote in NRC-Handelsblad on Thursday that he dislikes Dunglish. He claims to be … Continue reading

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Guest lecture by Anya Luscombe: 10 April 2013

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On 10 April, Dr. Anya Luscombe from University College Roosevelt (Middelburg, The Netherlands), will give a guest lecture at the University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics. The lecture will be from: 1.15 to 3 pm, and will take place in … Continue reading

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4th Bridging the Unbridgeable Lunch Lecture

Our fourth lunch lecture will take place on 29 October 2012, from 12 to 1 pm, in van Wijkplaats 4, room 004.  This time, the lunch lecture will take the shape of a small mini-symposium, with two papers on usage … Continue reading

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Abstracts are coming in

We are happy to announce a fourth plenary speaker for the conference on Prescription and Tradition that will be held in Leiden in June next year: Felix Ameka, from the University of Leiden, and he will speak on the topic of … Continue reading

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Prescription and Tradition in Language: call for papers

Fourth Conference on Prescriptivism: for the call for papers, click on the link above.

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The “split infinitive syndrome”

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The quotation in this title is from an article by David Crystal on the split infinitive which appeared in English Today in 1985. It was taken from a book by Robert Burchfield, The English Language, which had come out that … Continue reading

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Linguistic errors and the Renaissance

The linguistic error was invented during the Renaissance. This will be one of the topics of a paper by the Dutch linguist Joop van der Horst on Saturday, at a public symposium organised by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. … Continue reading

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Usage Guide Drive

Help us bridge the unbridgeable! For the project Bridging the Unbridgeable we are compiling a database of English usage guides and this is why we’re inviting you to contribute. Not nearly as many usage guides are available in electronic form … Continue reading

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