The Survey of English Usage
Quarterly Newsletter
December 2010

This newsletter is part of a series of quarterly newsletters from the Survey of English Usage, intended to keep the academic community and other interested parties informed about research in the Survey. The newsletter will be sent out in March, June, September and December. The March issue is the Survey’s Annual report.

Seminars

The following seminars were held in the Autumn term:

Wednesday 27 October

 

 

Dr Jill Bowie (UCL)
Recent change in spoken British English: the perfect construction.
Wednesday 24 November Dr Sylvia Shaw (Middlesex University)
Gender, Language and Political Participation in the Devolved Political Institutions of the UK.

The Glamour of Grammar

A one day workshop held on Thursday July 8th 2010.

Following on from our successful Glamour of Grammar day in July 2010, we organised a day aimed at secondary school teachers who feel they need a crash course in grammar or to brush up on key concepts.

For more information about this day, see here.

See also Dan’s blogs:

English Language @ SFX
Teaching English Grammar in Schools

Presentations

Aarts, Bas, (With Dan Clayton). Seminar presented at The Clamour for Grammar: a one day workshop for secondary school teachers of English, UCL.

Aarts, Bas. Change in modal verb phrase patterns. Paper presented at the conference English syntax: past and present. University of Manchester.

Aarts, Bas. Synchronic change in English. Research seminar at the Université Charles-de-Gaulle/Lille III.

Clayton, Dan. 'Grammar: what it is and what it ain't'. Paper presented at Aberystwyth University.

Clayton, Dan. Workshops and lessons at Archbishop Tennyson School, Croydon; Maria Fidelis School, Camden; Southend High School For Girls, Southend.

Clayton, Dan. (With Bas Aarts) Seminar presented at The Clamour for Grammar: a one day workshop for secondary school teachers of English, UCL.

Clayton, Dan. 'Language Discourses 2 - debates and discussions about language'. Emagazine, English and Media Centre. 30-32.

Bas Aarts
Director

December 2010

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