Metalanguage usage in the UK primary school classroom

Here’s an article from the UK Guardian newspaper on the use of grammar metalanguage in UK primary school tests!

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Adrian Stenton is a PhD candidate at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics and is currently investigating number concord in the species noun phrase. Adrian is part of the project Bridging the Unbridgeable: linguists, prescriptivists and the general public, which is supervised by Prof Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade.
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1 Response to Metalanguage usage in the UK primary school classroom

  1. Apologies in advance. That was a bit of a premature publication! I had meant to tie it in with a post from 2013, linked above, and to point out that Dick Hudson has a long connection with English language education, including a book called “Teaching Grammar: A Guide for the National Curriculum” (Blackwell, 1992), and so I suspect that he has never promoted metalanguage for its own sake. Another example of “out-of-touch” linguists, or just plain “expert-bashing”?

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