• Time: 17:15 - 18:30
  • Date: Monday 20 March 2017
  • Location: Conference Auditorium 1
  • Interval: Today only
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
  • Faculty: Arts
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Professor Peter Trudgill will be giving a talk on 'Linguistic prescriptivism and other pointless past-times’ for the Annual English Language Public Lecture.

Professor Peter Trudgill (University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway) is a prominent language expert and author of a wide range of books on sociolinguistics, including most recently Dialect Matters (2016), English Accents and Dialects (2012), Sociolinguistic Typology (2011) and Investigations in Sociohistorical Linguistics (2010).

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception in the School of English from 6:30pm onwards. This event is organised by Dr Julia Snell, School of English, University of Leeds. For further details please contact Dr Snell at j.snell@leeds.ac.uk