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Ending a sentence with a preposition

April 18, 2016 by

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LEL lecturer Nuria Yáñez-Bouza is featured in a recent Usage Notes blog post from the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The article highlights Nuria’s argument that it was seventeenth-century grammarian Joshua Poole, not John Dryden, who created the proscription against stranded prepositions. Well done, Nuria! Featured image: Dryden. Exonerated?

Two new papers on nominal syntax

April 16, 2016 by

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Kersti Börjars, Pauline Harries and Nigel Vincent are in the Historical Syntax section of Language this month with their paper Growing syntax: the development of an NP in North Germanic. Meanwhile, Christopher Hicks, a first-year PhD student with Kersti and John Payne, has had his first paper published in Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics: A […]

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