English usage: prescription and description

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe handbook of English linguistics
Editors Bas Aarts, April McMahon, Lars Hinrichs
Place of PublicationHoboken, N. J.
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781119540571, 9781119540588
ISBN (Print)9781119540564
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameBlackwell Handbooks in Linguistics

Bibliographical note

Originally published in 'The Handbook of English Linguistics' (2006), pp. 759-780. Edited by Bas Aarts & April McMahon. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub. ISBN: 9781405113823


  • English usage
  • descriptive
  • prescriptive
  • empirical evidence
  • usage commentary

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