Cambridge English Usage Guides Symposium

This is exciting and everyone should sign up for it:

Cambridge English Usage (Guides) Symposium

On 26 and 27 June 2014, Henriette Hendriks (Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and co-chair of the Language Sciences Initiative), Robin Straaijer and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (both from the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics) are organising a symposium at the English Faculty of the University of Cambridge on English usage guides and usage problems. Speakers will include John Allen, Deborah Cameron, David Crystal, Mignon Fogarty, Rebecca Gowers, Robert Ilson, Pam Peters, Geoff Pullum, Caroline Taggart and others, including the members of the Leiden Bridging the Unbridgeable project. In addition, the HUGE database of usage guides and usage problems will be launched, a research tool developed by Robin Straaijer. All those interested will be welcome.

See also the information at Bridging the Unbridgeable.

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One thought on “Cambridge English Usage Guides Symposium

  1. This looks brilliant, what a great array of speakers. Possibly one of the few times in life when I’m annoyed I’m going on holiday because I’ll miss it! Look forward to reading out more about the database though.

    Thanks for posting!

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