How Do I Love Thee?—Let Me Draw a Tree Diagram—Alex Savoy SpecGram Vol CLXI, No 2 Contents Linguistics Manifesto—Ling M. Anifesto
Bonus 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 14th 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 question

Choose two of the bolded words in the following text and explain how you can assign word classes to each of them:

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
(“Jabberwocky”, Lewis Carroll)


More to come...

How Do I Love Thee?Let Me Draw a Tree DiagramAlex Savoy
Linguistics ManifestoLing M. Anifesto
SpecGram Vol CLXI, No 2 Contents