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The dangling participle – a language myth?: A fifth invitation to contribute to questions studied by the ‘Bridging the Unbridgeable Project’ at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

  • Carmen Ebner

Usage problems are a prickly affair. Not only are speakers' attitudes towards them divided and do they tend to fluctuate, but also the problematic statuses of alleged problems are debatable. Hence, studying usage problems sometimes feels like manoeuvring through a minefield. Stepping into the disputed terrain of language use requires a solid understanding of what the subject matter is, as well as what people think about these so-called usage problems.

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Mittins, W. H., Salu, M., Edminson, M. & Coyne, S. 1970. Attitudes to English Usage. London: Oxford University Press.
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English Today
  • ISSN: 0266-0784
  • EISSN: 1474-0567
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