Teaching about grammaticality with online tools
Keywords:grammaticality, language attitudes, grammar pedagogy, online instruction, prescriptivism
AbstractThis paper describes an introductory online assignment for an upper-division grammar class that helps students overcome preconceived notions about grammaticality. In anonymous end-of-semester surveys, students often label this assignment “the discussion assignment that taught me the most.” This assignment helps students understand that their intuition, while useful, is not sufficient for recognizing grammatical utterances.
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