Tag Archives: University of Leiden

Author Spotting

I would like to share my excitement about my most recent book purchase. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s related to the HUGE database of usage guides and usage problems – albeit tangentially. The book is Het Handboek Stijl, which is the current … Continue reading

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MA course on prescriptivism at Leiden

Next academic year, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade is offering an MA course on prescriptivism at the University of Leiden. The course, which will be called “Testing Prescriptivism”, is part of the MA track English Language and Linguistics, but is open … 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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This blog in the Leiden University Yearbook for 2012

The Bridging the Unbridgeable blog got a mention in the University Yearbook Our World which appeared on the Leiden Dies, on 8 February. Read all about it on page 21.

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Cynthia in Leiden

Cynthia is our project assistant (you will find her sitting in the middle in the picture under About this blog). If you want to read about what it was like for her to arrive in Leiden as a student, read the … 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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3 PhD positions for the Bridging the Unbridgeable project

In the course of the next few weeks, three PhD positions will be advertised for this research project. So keep an eye out for more information, on this blog as well as on the University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics … Continue reading

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Project events

The first presentation in the Bridging the Unbridgeable project was on 21 September, as a contribution to the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics Taalgebruiksseminar: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, “Bridging the Unbridgeable”. Shortly after that, another paper on the topic of … Continue reading

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Conference on prescriptivism

The next conference on Prescriptivism will be held in Leiden, from 12 – 14 June 2013. It will be hosted by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Previous conferences took place in Sheffield, UK (2003), Ragusa, Sicily (2006) and Toronto … Continue reading

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