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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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Attitudes to usage

A little while ago, a survey was held among alumni of the English department of the University of Leiden to find out about their attitudes to particular usage problems. The items surveyed can be found in David Crystal’s Encyclopedia of … Continue reading

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“Telling it like it is”

On 12 September 2011, Marilyn Hedges received her Master’s degree from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands). Her thesis, which has the above title, is subtitled “An assessment of attitudes to language change based on the use of like“, and … Continue reading

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