Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials I.M.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Germanic language and literature studies
Chair Sociohistorische taalkunde van het Engels
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2014
Member of Humanities
Employed by Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden
tel.  071 527 2163
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Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Leiden University, has acquired an eminent international reputation within the field of English historical sociolinguistics. Her research focuses on the formation of the rules of English grammar at the tail end of the language’s standardisation process, i.e. codification (grammar books) and prescription (style guides). In her research, she makes frequent use of private letters from the period.