23 February 2011: Ingrid Tieken was awarded the Order of Saint Mellitus by the Bishop of London, for the contribution her book, The Bishop’s Grammar, had made to the history of the bishops of London.

27 November 2010: Vera Willems won the Robert Lowth Award for her thesis called “Standardisation of the English Language and the French Normative Tradition: To Found or not to Found an Academy”. Members of the award committee were: Wendy Ayres-Bennett (University of Oxford), Andrew Linn (University of Sheffield), Nicola McLelland (University of Nottingham), Carol Percy (University of Toronto) and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (University of Leiden).


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