The SpecGram Linguistic Advice Collective SpecGram Vol CLXVII, No 3 Contents My Name, the Performative—Virginia Bouchard
Unending Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
(because they aren’t actually true)

gathered at great personal risk of
psycholinguistic harm from actual student papers

by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

This 32nd collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-written papers, demonstrates once again how students new to the study of language speculate about grammar after having imperfectly absorbed what their teachers think they have taught them.

Short essay question—Multilingualism

Explain whether you agree or disagree with this statement:

“Proficiency in the first language will contribute to proficiency in the second language.”

From Baker, C. (2006). Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (4th ed.).
Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, p. 309.

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The SpecGram Linguistic Advice Collective
My Name, the PerformativeVirginia Bouchard
SpecGram Vol CLXVII, No 3 Contents