Letters to the Editor SpecGram Vol CLXVII, No 1 Contents From the Archives!—A SpecGram Devotional Scroll—The SpecGram Archive Elves™

Resuscitated 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 30th 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–‘Grampa’ spelling

The word Grandfather is commonly shortened to Grandpa, which is sometimes spelt ‘Grampa’. Give articulatory reasons explaining this spelling.


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Letters to the Editor
From the Archives!A SpecGram Devotional ScrollThe SpecGram Archive Elves™
SpecGram Vol CLXVII, No 1 Contents