I had a great time at the 7th Biennial International Conference for the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE, ruthlessly pronounced “Bicycle”) at the University of Vigo in Spain, where I gave a plenary lecture on one of “Bad Grammar in the Age of Social Media.”
Just back from presenting the Grammar Badgers project at the 5th Prescriptivism Conference, hosted by Brigham Young University in Utah from June 22-24, 2017. The conference touched on topics such as the influence of style guides, the turn to ‘big data,’ the overall value of studying prescriptivism for the discipline of linguistics, and the questionable binarity of ‘prescriptive’ vs. ‘descriptive’ as such. Great people, great talks, great conference organization
… great place
…and great people.