The 6th Prescriptivism Conference will be held on 23-25 September 2021, organised by members of the Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC) research group at the University of Vigo, Spain.
Due to the uncertainties derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held online via Zoom. There will be a combination of live sessions and pre-recorded presentations with virtual live discussions.
Five previous highly successful conferences in this series have demonstrated the value of studying prescriptivism, as scholars from a variety of language traditions and approaches have garnered valuable insights into prescriptivism and standardisation in language. Following Sheffield (2003), Ragusa (2006), Toronto (2009), Leiden (2013), and Park City, Utah (2017), the theme of the next conference in Vigo (2021) will be “Modelling Prescriptivism: Language, Literature, and Speech Communities“.