Yesterday, Robin Straaijer tweeted: It’s taken a while, but it’s finally been published in
#LanguageAndHistory http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17597536.2016.1176293 … #sluitsteen. I
In the article, he discusses “possible sources for Priestley’s norm of correctness in his grammar book, The Rudiments of English Grammar, from a socio-historical perspective. I will show that Priestley’s norms of correctness were informed by the usage of the well-educated middle class, the language of science, Robert Lowth’s grammar and the discourse community of eighteenth-century grammarians, and a contemporary canon of good and bad usage.”
Congratulations, Robin! I look forward to reading it.