27.3548, Confs: Sociolinguistics/Netherlands

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Subject: 27.3548, Confs: Sociolinguistics/Netherlands

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Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:53:19
From: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade [i.m.tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl]
Subject: Life after HUGE?

Life after HUGE? 

Date: 09-Dec-2016 - 09-Dec-2016 
Location: Leiden, Netherlands 
Contact: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade 
Contact Email: i.m.tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl 
Meeting URL: https://bridgingtheunbridgeable.com/2016/06/16/9-december-preliminary-programme/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics 

Meeting Description: 

Hyper Usage Guide for English (HUGE) is a freely available online database of
usage guides and usage problems which was created in the context of the Leiden
research project “Bridging the Unbridgeable: Linguists, Prescriptivists and
the General Public”. To celebrate the closing of the project, we are
organising a symposium at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. 

There is no fee for attendance, and all those interested in the topic will be
welcome. Further details about the program and about how to register for the
symposium may be found on the website for the ''Bridging the Unbridgeable''


Rebecca Gowers: “Another One?”

Oliver Kamm: “Prescriptive Grammar: the Quest for Correctness”

Harry Ritchie: “The Fearful Backwardness of the Natives”

Robin Straaijer: “Following Fowler: A birdseye view of the most influential
English usage guide”


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