Here are references for the paper I gave at 'Resisting the Standard', University of Sheffield, 26 July 2015.
Andrew McMillen, 3 Feb 2015 One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake: Meet the ultimate WikiGnome
Mark Liberman, 8/2/2015 Can 50,000 Wikipedia Edits Be Wrong?
Geoff Nunberg, 12/3/2015 Don't You Dare Use 'Comprised Of' On Wikipedia: One Editor Will Take It Out [NPR Fresh Air]
Wikipedia: Basic Copy-editing
Wikipedia: Disputes in English grammar
Wikipedia: Manual of Style
Register of decisions in the Manual of Style
Wikipedia: Comprised of
Correctness in other communities
Facebook: Corect Spelling and Apostrophe Use
Flickr groups: Spelling
Guardian Modern Tribes: The Grammar Pedant
Naomi S. Baron (2002) Who Sets E-Mail Style? Prescriptivism, Coping Strategies, and
Democratizing Communication Access, The Information Society: An International Journal, 18:5, 403-413,
Joan C. Beal (2010). The grocer's apostrophe: popular prescriptivism in the 21st century. English Today, 26, pp 57-64.
Sterling Andrus Leonard, The Doctrine of Correctness in English Usage 1700-1800 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1929). [available on-line at: https://archive.org/details/doctrineofcorrec00leon]
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (2010). The usage guide: its birth and popularity. English Today, 26, pp 14-23
Robin Straaijer (2014). Rules of engagement? Usage and normativism: public discourse and
critical language awareness . English Today, 30, pp 11-12
Bridging the Unbridgeable Project on Usage Guides at University of Leiden