G. Ricean Maxims for the Earnest Researcher—Paul G. Rice SpecGram Vol CLXXIV, No 1 Contents Introducing Sadian—Context, phoneme inventory and promissory notes—April Füller
Uncountable 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 56th 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.

Test QuestionChild Morphology

A child aged 3 nails two pieces of wood together, and then comments on the result:

I hammed those all by myself.

What can this utterance tell us about this child’s acquisition of word formation processes?

(Data from Stilwell Peccei, J. (1994). Child Language (Language Workbooks). London & New York: Routledge.)


More to come...

G. Ricean Maxims for the Earnest ResearcherPaul G. Rice
Introducing SadianContext, phoneme inventory and promissory notesApril Füller
SpecGram Vol CLXXIV, No 1 Contents