In the shadow of the standard

A workshop for Early Career Researchers



22 September 2018


09:30 - 18:30


Room A01, Highfield House, University Park campus 


Free for all attendees  

Travel bursaries available


Expression of interest


Keynote speaker

Professor Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, 
Professor of English Sociohistorical Linguistics, University of Leiden

Workshop organisers

This workshop is organized with the financial support of the Leverhulme Trust, as part of a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship, held by Olivia Walsh at the University of Nottingham for her project “A History of Language Purism in France and Quebec”.

The workshop is also receiving financial support from the AHRC-funded MEITS project (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies).

Is this for you?

This is a workshop and networking event for Early Career Researchers on the influence of standard language ideology on non-standard language(s).

The workshop aims to provide an investigation into how attitudes towards standard languages interact with, and influence, attitudes towards other language varieties or usages, in order to trace commonalities and differences. The question will be examined from both a current-day and a historical perspective.

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Further information

If you are interested in participating, please complete the above expression of interest form by 31 March 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27 April 2018.

For any enquiries, please contact

 Travel Bursaries

A small number of travel bursaries are available for participants who do not currently hold an institutional affiliation or who do not have access to financial support from their home institutions. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, tick the appropriate box in the expression of interest form and provide a short statement of support. 




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