dr. Robin Straaijer, MA MSc.


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  • Robin Straaijer | Amsterdam | owner | 2018-09-01 - present

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Education/Academic qualification

Historical sociolinguistics, PhD, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University

1 Sep 20061 Sep 2010

English Language and Literature, Master, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 199431 Aug 2001


  • PE English
  • prescriptivism
  • standardisation
  • sociolinguistics
  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • historical linguistics
  • grammars
  • eighteenth century

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printer Social Sciences
grammar Social Sciences
eighteenth century Social Sciences
setting of norms Social Sciences
medication Social Sciences
language of science Social Sciences
English language Social Sciences
nineteenth century Social Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2018

Modern English usage from Britain to America

Straaijer, R., 1 Dec 2018, In : English Today. 34, 4, p. 39-47 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

A perspective on prescriptivism: Language in reviews of the new fowler's modern english usage

Straaijer, R., 31 Oct 2016, Prescription and Tradition in Language: Establishing Standards across Time and Space. Multilingual Matters Ltd, p. 185-201 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Attitudes to prescriptivism: an introduction

Straaijer, R., 2 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 37, 3, p. 233-242 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

setting of norms

Codification of correctness: normative sources for Joseph Priestley’s grammar1

Straaijer, R., 2 Jan 2016, In : Language and History. 59, 1, p. 14-24 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

language of science
eighteenth century
middle class

Time for a new (but not 'New') Fowler

Straaijer, R., 1 Jun 2016, In : English Today. 32, 2, p. 57-61 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review