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EBSCOhost: "I'll speak in proper slang": Language ideologies in a daily editing activi...

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Matt Ernst CAS's comment, March 27, 2013 10:58 PM
The article, "'I'll Speak in Proper Slang': Language Ideologies in a Daily Editing Activity" by Amanda Godley, et al. discusses grammar instruction and then provides a study of grammar in reference to a Daily Language Practice. This study showed distinct differences between Standard English and certain “alternative language ideologies”, making conclusions about said differences. This article was published in the Reading Research Quarterly, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley. This journal is supported by the International Reading Association and is published four times a year. I will look to use this in my essay when discussing how grammar education lacks adaptation to typical world speak, seeing that Standard English is not standard in most conversations.
Joe Bueter's comment, April 11, 2013 12:32 PM
I like your specificity when discussing how you might use the source.
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JSTOR: The English Journal, Vol. 85, No. 7 (Nov., 1996), pp. 32-37

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Matt Ernst CAS's comment, March 27, 2013 11:25 PM
The article, “On Not Teaching Grammar” by Ed Vavra, shows both sides of the grammar debate from the viewpoint of someone thoroughly involved with English as their career. The article also makes note of the potential consequences of teachers teaching improper grammar to students but stating as being proper grammar. This article was published in The English Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that is published by the National Council of Teachers of English. It is published bimonthly and has been published since 1912. I will use this article to show that by devoting time in school to show that teachers are themselves unqualified to teach grammar.
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Swan,%20M.%20(1998).%20Seven%20Bad%20Reasons%20for%20Teaching%20Grammar%20-%20and%20Two%20Good%20Ones.%20p.%20148%20-%20152..pdf

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Matt Ernst CAS's comment, March 27, 2013 11:39 PM
The chapter, "Seven Bad Reasons for Teaching Grammar-and Two Good Ones” by Michael Swan, discusses the many bad reasons for teaching grammar as well as a few good ones. The chapter does not say that grammar itself is too bad; rather that the teaching of grammar is often times overdone. This chapter was published in an anthology dealing with language teaching in 2002. It was published by the Cambridge University Press, a notable publishing company. I will use this chapter, in conjunction with the article “On Not Teaching Grammar” to attempt to establish the lack of training that teachers have and their resulting incompetence in teaching grammar correctly.
Joe Bueter's comment, April 11, 2013 12:27 PM
There are several points in here that you can interact with during analysis. Nice find!
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JSTOR: The Modern Language Journal, Vol. 70, No. 2 (Summer, 1986), pp. 133-148

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Matt Ernst CAS's comment, March 27, 2013 10:46 PM
The article, “The Problem with Grammar: What Kind Can the Language Learner Use?” by Nina Garrett, discusses grammar and the questions surrounding it. Garrett focuses specifically on the use of grammar teaching and possible reforms to teaching the subject of grammar. In terms of legitimacy, this source was published in The Modern Language Journal, a peer-reviewed journal published by Wiley. It is supported by the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, which focuses primarily on publication of materials relating to language throughout the United States, perfectly including the issue of grammar. In my paper, I will attempt to use this source to show that when looking across current teachings of grammar, there is no meaningful result and that the teaching of grammar is not necessary.
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JSTOR: The English Journal, Vol. 66, No. 9 (Dec., 1977), pp. 86-88

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Matt Ernst CAS's comment, March 27, 2013 11:12 PM
The article, "Research Roundup: Grammar Instruction: What We Know" by Anthony Petrosky, gives a broad overview of previous studies done on grammar and its lack of influence on student’s performance. It also gives a broad overview of typical things taught in a grammar class. This article was published in The English Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that is published by the National Council of teachers of English. It is published bimonthly and has been published since 1912. I will attempt to use this in my essay to try and show that grammar makes no measurable difference on the comprehensibility of people’s writing.
Joe Bueter's comment, April 11, 2013 12:31 PM
Nice observation about who publishes it and how long that organization has been around, but why do those things matter?