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Dr V. (Viktorija) Kostadinova

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number:5.39
Postal address
  • Postbus 1641
    1000 BP Amsterdam
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  • Teaching and supervision

    I teach a range of BA courses in the English Language and Culture and Linguistics programmes and the MA elective course Topics in Sociolinguistics. Below is a list of courses I am currently teaching.

    I am available to supervise BA and MA thesis on a range of topics in English linguistics, with a preference for sociolinguistic and corpus-linguistic approaches. Please email me to discuss possible topics.

  • Publications


    • Kostadinova, V. (2020). Examining the Split Infinitive: Prescriptivism as a Constraint in Language Variation and Change. In D. Chapman, & J. D. Rawlins (Eds.), Language Prescription: Values, Ideologies and Identity Multilingual Matters.


    • Kostadinova, V. (2018). Attitudes to usage vs. actual language use: The case of literally in American English. English Today, 29–38.
    • Kostadinova, V. (2018). Correcting English: Josephine Turck Baker (1873–1942) and the early American usage guide tradition. In L. Pillière, W. Andrieu, V. Kerfelec, & D. Lewis (Eds.), Standardising English: Norms and Margins in the History of the English Language (pp. 171–190). Cambridge University Press.
    • Kostadinova, V. (2018). Usage Problems in American English. In I. Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Ed.), English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes (pp. 155–176). Oxford University Press.


    • Tieken-Boon van Ostade, I., & Kostadinova, V. (2015). Have went – an American usage problem. English Language and Linguistics, 19(2), 293–312.


    • Kostadinova, V. (2020). English Language, General Section. In The Year's Work in English Studies (Vol. 99, pp. 1–12). Oxford University Press.


    • Kostadinova, V. (2019). English Language, General Section. In The Year's Work in English Studies (Vol. 98, pp. 1–13). Oxford University Press.


    • Kostadinova, V. (2015). Literally, too big a fuss about nothing. English Today, 31(2), 3–4.
    • Kostadinova, V. (2015). Microsoft Grammar and Style Checker (‘Consider Revising’). English Today, 31(4), 3–4.


    • Kostadinova, V. (2018). Language prescriptivism: Attitudes to usage vs. actual language use in American English.
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  • Ancillary activities
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