Politics and Prescriptivism (was Trudgill in Vocabula)

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Jun 16 19:20:10 UTC 2003

>That's funny; this is the same gibberish I read the first time.


>I apologize for the previous post that was filled with gibberish. I
>don't know why that is happening from our email server here, but it
>isn't the first time.
>Here's what I said, addressed primarily to Dr. Fiske:
>I think I have some ideas about why and how prescriptivist views of
>grammar and liberal politics go together, and I'll be happy to write
>the article and submit it to Vocabula, if someone else hasn't
>already beaten me to it.
>Tim Hadley
>Texas Tech University

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 msu.edu
phone: (517) 353-9290

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