Trudgill in Vocabula

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Jun 16 13:08:10 UTC 2003

>The 'Do it this way because I know it's right' cloth.


>On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>Then one ought to reexamine the basis for prescriptivism; it is, as
>>several of us have pointed out in print over the years (me most
>>recently in the Watts and Trudgill Alternative Histories of English
>>volume; arnold most recently in his commentary and research on the
>>flap over reference to possessives), cut from exactly the same cloth.
>Exactly the same as ?

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic,
      Asian & African Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
e-mail: preston at
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