Researching a construction grammar for the classroom

Hugh Randal HOLME

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This paper recounts the production, piloting and appraisal of materials designed to present a construction grammar at a Hong Kong secondary school. Constructions were first isolated from academically relevant texts then explored as productive types rather than fixed tokens. When taught in the way described, constructions have a strong degree of uptake and will be re-used without explicit prompting, leading to a signifi cant positive impact on the accuracy of written work.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008


Holme, R. (2008, August). Researching a construction grammar for the classroom. Paper presented at the 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA): Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities, Essen, Germany.


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