Review of Norms and conventions in the history of English (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 347) by Birte Bös and Claudia Claridge (eds.). English Language and Linguistics (11 August).
Language Standardization. In Mark Aronoff (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press.
The usage guide: Evolution of a genre. In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.) English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Linguistic Prescriptivism. In Mark Aronoff (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press.
A Perspective on Prescriptivism: Language in reviews of The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage. In Carol Percy and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (eds.) Prescription and Tradition in Language: Establishing standards across time and space. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Codification of Correctness: the normative sources of Joseph Priestley’s The Rudiments of English Grammar. In Massimo Sturiale & Giovanni Iamartino (eds.) Language and History 59: 1, pp. 14–24. (19 July)
Time for a new (but not ‘New’) Fowler. Review of Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Jeremy Butterfield, 2015. English Today. (15 February)
Attitudes to Prescriptivism (guest editor.) special issue Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 37: 3.
Attitudes to Prescriptivism: An Introduction. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 37: 3, pp. 233–242 (published online 5 August 2015)
The Hyper Usage Guide of English Database User Manual. Website Bridging the Unbridgeable: linguists, prescriptivists and the general public (February)
Rules of engagement? Usage and normativism: public discourse and critical language awareness. English Today 118. Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 11–12. (8 May)
‘The Sense of Style,’ a milestone on winding road to better writing (appeared online under the title Can something be totally unique? Steven Pinker’s new book says yes). The Washington Post. (6 November)
When Did We Start Caring About “Hopefully”? 250 Years of English Usage Advice. Lexicon Valley blog at Slate.com. (7 August)
Review of Internet Linguistics by David Crystal. English Studies. Vol. 95, No. 5, pp. 590–592. (8 July)
A Time For Critical Language Awareness. Cambridge Extra blog. (27 June)
Bruggen Slaan in Cambridge. NWO Humanities blog. (22 May)
Joseph Priestley, Grammarian. The Joseph Priestley House Newsletter. (Spring issue)
Long-s in Late Modern English manuscripts. English Language and Linguistics. Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 319–338. (with Lyda Fens-de Zeeuw)
Joseph Priestley, Grammarian: Late Modern English normativism and usage in a sociohistorical context. Utrecht: LOT Dissertation Series.
Deontic and Epistemic Modals as Indicators of Prescriptive and Prescriptive Language in the Grammars by Joseph Priestley and Robert Lowth. In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade & Wim van der Wurff (eds.) Current Issues in Late Modern English, pp. 57–88. Bern: Peter Lang.
Review of Language and Letters of the Bluestocking Network: Sociolinguistic Issues in Eighteenth-Century Epistolary English by Anni Sairio. English Studies. Vol. 91, No. 7, pp. 812–813. (27 October)
Prescription or practice? Be/have Variation with Past Participles of Mutative Intransitive Verbs in the Letters of Joseph Priestley. In Ursula Lenker, Judith Huber & Robert Mailhammer (eds.) English Historical Linguistics 2008: Volume I: The History of English Verbal and Nominal Constructions, pp. 63–78. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Review of Corpus-Based Language Studies: an Advanced Resource Book by Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao & Yukio Tono. Language and Literature. Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 394–395. (27 October)