The Campaign for Phonemic Equality—Announcement SpecGram Vol CLXXVI, No 2 Contents As All That Glitters is Not Gold: Disappointing Parapsycholinguistics—Nadia d’Orro
Controvertible 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 65th 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 Syntax

Wh-questions have been observed to develop earlier than yes/no questions, for querying the names of objects. At the two-word stage, for example, questions like What that? (target: ‘What is that?’) appear before questions like That water? (target: ‘Is that water?’).

Give reasons that may explain why this is so.

Answers

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The Campaign for Phonemic EqualityAnnouncement
As All That Glitters is Not Gold: Disappointing Parapsycho­linguisticsNadia d’Orro
SpecGram Vol CLXXVI, No 2 Contents