Hazards of Fieldwork Among the Hiithrobnsn—William Moore-Crusoe SpecGram Vol CLXXIV, No 2 Contents What Else Happened to Sociolinguistics?—Ronald Macaulay

Contingent 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 57th 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 QuestionSyntax

Propose a syntactic label for the underlined constituent in the sentence below, using constituency tests to explain your choice of label.

The room looked rather dark and damp.


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Hazards of Fieldwork Among the HiithrobnsnWilliam Moore-Crusoe
What Else Happened to Sociolinguistics?Ronald Macaulay
SpecGram Vol CLXXIV, No 2 Contents