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