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Tuesday, 27 December

63. History of Prescriptivism I

7:00–8:15 p.m., Eisenhower, Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Language Change

Presiding: Tracy C. Johnson, Stephen F. Austin State Univ.

1. “Setting the Terms for Prescriptive English Grammar,” Anne L. Curzan, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2. “Opportunities Lost: ‘You Was’ and Anomalies of Agreement,” Mary Blockley, Univ. of Texas, Austin

3. “The Medieval Flourish of the Plural ‘It,’” Kevin Psonak, Univ. of Texas, Austin

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