Some Current Research out in the Frozen Wastelands of Current Research—Associate Editor Mikael Thompson SpecGram Vol CLXXVII, No 2 Contents “Interpretez seront les extipices”—On the Correct Interpretation of Nostradamus—Part the Second—Roger Prentiss Claremont
Penultimate 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 69th 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 QuestionPhonological Patterns

The following pronunciations are found among non-native speakers of English sharing the same native language:

strong [səˈtrɒŋ]
six [ˈsɪkəs]
excuse [ˌekəsəˈkjuːz]
pleased[ˈpliːzəd]

What features of the speakers’ native language would the data allow you to infer?

Answers

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Some Current Research out in the Frozen Wastelands of Current ResearchAssociate Editor Mikael Thompson
“Interpretez seront les extipices”On the Correct Interpretation of NostradamusPart the SecondRoger Prentiss Claremont
SpecGram Vol CLXXVII, No 2 Contents