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Media: Grammar Column

Submitter: Dick Hudson

Submitter Email: dick@linguistics.ucl.ac.uk
Media Body: I think this counts as 'media'. I've been commissioned, with Geoff Barton
(a school teacher with a great deal of experience in this area), to write a
regular weekly column on grammar in the Times Education Supplement. The
first four are out already and can be found a
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/TES.htm, together with an earlier
article that we wrote on the history of grammar teaching.
Dick Hudson

Richard (= Dick) Hudson

Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London,
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
+44(0)20 7679 3152; fax +44(0)20 7383 4108;
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/home.htm

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Issue Number: 13.1414
Date Posted: May 20, 2002

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