LINGUIST List 27.3548

Fri Sep 09 2016

Confs: Sociolinguistics/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 06-Sep-2016
From: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade <>
Subject: Life after HUGE?
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Life after HUGE?

Date: 09-Dec-2016 - 09-Dec-2016
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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'' project:


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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