April 18, 2016 by manling
Comments Off on Ending a sentence with a preposition
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?
April 16, 2016 by manling
Comments Off on Two new papers on nominal syntax
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 […]