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328 Study Questions: Kolln Chapter One: "The Study of Grammar"


Vocabulary (see pages 369-84 of Kolln): dialect, language change, linguistic etiquette, nonstandard dialect, prescriptive, regionalism, structuralism/structural grammar, transformational grammar, ungrammatical, usage rules

Questions: Explain the distinctions Kolln makes between Grammar 1, Grammar 2, and Grammar 3. Which definition is closest to traditional or prescriptivist grammar?

Who is Noam Chomsky?

What is the NCTE and what position has it taken about variant dialects in the classroom?

 

 

 

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