A Sample of Self-Definers—Sociolinguistics & Varieties of Language—The SpecGram Book Elves™ SpecGram Vol CLXXV, No 3 Contents GHOST Grammar—Fang Gui-Ling

Unconfirmed 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 62nd 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 QuestionPhonetic transcriptions

Discuss the use of the IPA and American phonetic alphabets in transcriptions of English, using these words as examples: caught, stir, up, you.


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A Sample of Self-DefinersSociolinguistics & Varieties of LanguageThe SpecGram Book Elves™
GHOST GrammarFang Gui-Ling
SpecGram Vol CLXXV, No 3 Contents