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Grammar Article Presentation
Transcript of Grammar Article Presentation
The Modern Language Association of America Says Who?
Rules of Grammar - Anne Cruzan, page 870 Why can we question everything else,
but we cannot question grammar? ..."all writers have the
right to make informed
decisions about when
[prescriptive] rules are
appropriate for their writing." WHY do I have to write this way? CAN
MAY "Usage guides focus on the
'correct' use of can and
may because can is
expanding its territory in
present-day English." NO
aks for "ask" Teachers play an IMPORTANT role! English teachers follow
the prescriptive rules in
the usage guides. MYTHS First Myth: Language change involves the
corruption of the language, and prescriptive
rules will stop that corruption.
Second Myth: Prescriptive language always makes
Third Myth: Standard English is better than other
varieties of English. CONCLUSION "Students are more likely to resist when grammar
or usage rules that contradict their everyday experience with language are presented as natural, logical, unquestionable, and inherently better than what they already know." - Anne Curzan, page 872 "Aks predates 'ask' in the History of English and used to be the literary form." - Anne Curzan, page 873 Grammer is not a "Because I said so" subject. - Anne Cruzan, page 878 The real question is:
SAYS WHO? Resource:
Curzan, Anne. "Says Who? Teaching and Questioning the Rules of Grammar." Modern Language Association of America. (2009): 870-878. Web. 23 Mar. 2013.