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1 Progress Report Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade 13 October 2006

2 The codifiers and the English language 2 The Codifiers project The project The people –Some statistics The highlights of the past year Looking ahead

3 The codifiers and the English language 3 The Project NWO VICI project –start 1 July 2005 –finish 31 August 2010 Website Weblog –pilot University of Leiden

4 The codifiers and the English language 4 The Codifiers and the English Language Aim: finding the norms of standard English –Codification and prescription –Main focus: grammars and letters Subprojects: –Lowth’s language –Sir Horace Walpole: a case study –Priestley’s descriptivism –Lindley Murray, Quaker grammarian –Grammars for children –The normative grammarians’ influence

5 The codifiers and the English language 5 The people Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (project leader) Anita Auer (postdoc) Karlijn Navest (PhD student) Anni Sairio (PhD Student, 1 Jan.–1 Sept. 2006) Froukje Henstra (PhD student) Lyda Fens-de Zeeuw (PhD student) Robin Straaijer (PhD student) Patricia Chaudron (project assistent)

6 The codifiers and the English language 6 Some statistics 3 workshops –Grammars, Grammarians and Grammar Writing (Leiden, December 2005) –Social Network Analysis (Leiden, May 2006) –Towards a Handbook on LModE Letters (Bergamo, August 2006) “Any results yet?” –publications: 1 review, 3 articles –7 forthc. articles –25 papers!

7 The codifiers and the English language 7 The Highlights Setting up the project The weblog –Reviewed in NWO’s Geestesoog Monthly Lunch Meetings Acquiring ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)ECCO –In collaboration with the University Library –A lot of publicity: University Newsletter, Metro, Mare, Leidsch Dagblad

8 The codifiers and the English language 8 Looking ahead Symposium on ECCO, with the Library Organising 3LModE, end of August –Call for papers: 30 November letter corpora –The Codifiers’ Correspondence Corpus –The Leiden Manchester Letter Corpus –A Children’s Letters Corpus The next Monthly Lunch Meeting –Annegien TheunissenAnnegien Theunissen


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