Thanks for a great class, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the class, and found out things you needed.

Keep checking the Extension site, because I’ll be arranging some other classes around September or October. If you’d like to get very infrequent updates on what I’m up to, just send me an email at tdanielmidgley@gmail.com

Thanks again! Hope to see you soon.


Here’s where you can find everything you need for the UWA Extension class Grammar Therapy.

Materials

Slides for this class will be available here on the weekend before each session. If you want to, you can download these slides, print them, and bring them to class to take notes on. Alternatively, you can download them and bring them on a device of your choice.

Try not to read them before class, though. There are spoilers.

Session 1: Grammar: What and Why?

Session 2: Getting gritty with grammar

Session 3: Phrases and clauses

  • Sentence Generator (PDF)
  • Pre-test (PDF)
    • Not everything will make sense yet, but take a crack at it and bring your answers for our last session.

Session 4: Punctuation and style

Blogs

Language Log Current issues in linguistics
Grammar Girl Style questions answered

Podcasts

Talk the Talk Daniel’s weekly radio show / podcast
Because Language Daniel’s new solo podcast
Lingthusiasm Linguists Gretchen and Lauren talk about linguistic issues 
The Endless Knot The stories of words
Lexicon Valley with John McWhorter

Corpus Tools

Google N-Gram Viewer Find out how people really use language in millions of books
Word and Phrase.info Search the Brown Corpus for information about words and phrases
Youglish How is a word pronounced? Find out from YouTube videos
Enron Email What do people say in emails? Search thousands of them.
(But I’ve found it’s easier to search via Google, using a query like this one.)

Websites

Linguist List: Ask a Linguist Solid answers to common questions
Online Etymological Dictionary Find the stories behind the words
Linguistics lectures from MIT They’re free.