A bibliography supporting grammar teaching

The following works all discuss various issues in grammar teaching, but all agree that it should happen, in contrast with those that argue against the teaching of grammar.

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YearAuthorTitlePublication TitleVolumePublisherEditorPages
1997Barton, GeoffGrammar Without Shame.Use of English48107-118
1966Bateman, Donald R.; Zidonis, Frank J.The effect of a study of transformational grammar on the writing of ninth and tenth gradersno. 6.National Council of Teachers of English
2002Bryant, Peter; Devine, M; Ledward, A; Nunes, TerezinhaSpelling with Apostrophes and Understanding Possession.British Journal of Educational Psychology6791-110
2004Bryant, Peter; Nunes, Terezinha; Bindman, MThe Relations Between Children's Linguistic Awareness and Spelling: The Case of the Apostrophe.Reading and Writing12253-276
2000Bryant, Peter; Nunes, Terezinha; Snaith, R.Orthography - Children learn an untaught rule of spellingNature403157-158
1958Carroll, JohnPsycholinguistics and the Teaching of English Composition.Applied English LinguisticsAllen, H.B.319-326
2002Chliounaki, K.; Bryant, PeterConstruction and learning to spellCognitive Development171489-1499
1985Chomsky, Carol; Honda, Maya; Oneil, Wayne; Unger, ChrisDoing science: constructing scientific theories as an introduction to scientific method (scientific theory and methodology project technical report).ETC, Harvard Graduate School of Education
2005Deacon, S.H.; Bryant, PeterWhat young children do and do not know about the spelling of inflections and derivationsDevelopmental Science8583-594
2005Deacon, S.H.; Bryant, PeterThe strength of children's knowledge of the role of root morphemes in the spelling of derived wordsJournal of Child Language32375-389
1997DeBeaugrande, R.Theory and practice in applied linguistics: Disconnection, conflict, or dialectic?Applied Linguistics18279-313
2008Ellis, NickImplicit and explicit knowledge about languageEncyclopedia of Language and Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 6: Knowledge about LanguageSpringerCenoz, Jasone; Hornberger, NancyJanuary 1, 2013
2008Ellis, R.Explicit form-focused instruction and second language acquisition.The Handbook of Educational LinguisticsBlackwellSpolsky, Bernard; Hult, Francis437-455
2000Fogel, H; Ehri, LTeaching elementary students who speak black English vernacular to write in Standard English: effects of dialect transformation practiceContemporary Educational Psychology25212-235
1967Gale, IrmaAn Experimental Study of Two Fifth-Grade Language-Arts Programs, an Analysis of the Writing of Children Taught Linguistic Grammars Compared to Those Taught Traditional Grammar.Ann Arbor
2011Ginsberg, Daniel; Honda, Maya; O'Neil, WayneLooking Beyond English: Linguistic Inquiry for English Language LearnersLanguage and Linguistics Compass 5/5 (2011): 249-264,5249-264
1997Grauberg, WalterThe Elements of Foreign Language TeachingMultilingual Matters
2009Hancock, CraigHow linguistics can inform the teaching of writingThe Sage Handbook of WritingSageBeard, Roger; Myhill, Debra; Riley, Jeni; Nystrand, Martin194-207
1991Heap, BrianLanguage Awareness in the ClassroomEvaluating the Effects of an LA Course.LongmanJames, Carl; Garrett, Peter247-253
2008Hefty, Marye; Ortiz, Sallie; Nelson, SaraSentence Diagramming: A Step-by-Step Approach to Learning Grammar Through DiagrammingLongman
1994Herriman, M.Literacy and metalinguistic awareness.Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.PergamonAsher, Ronald2243-2246
1994Honda, MayaLinguistic inquiry in the science classroom: "It Is Science, but It's Not Like a Science Problem in a Book"MIT Occasional Papers in Linguistics61-262
2004Honda, Maya; O'Neil, Wayne; Pippin, DavidLinguistics in the English classroom: the view from room 202
2010Honda, Maya; O'Neil, Wayne; Pippin, DavidOn promoting linguistics literacy: bringing language science to the English classroom.Linguistics at SchoolCambridge University PressDenham, Kristin; Lobeck, Anne175-188
2005Hurry, Jane; Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, Peter; Pretzlik, Ursula; Parker, Mary; Curno, Tamsin; Midgely, LucindaTransforming research on morphology into teacher practiceResearch Papers in Education20187-206
2013Jones, Susan; Myhill, Debra; Bailey, TrevorGrammar for Writing? An investigation into the effect of Contextualised Grammar Teaching on Student WritingReading and Writing261241-1263
2003Kemp, N.; Bryant, PeterDo beez buzz? Rule-based and frequency-based knowledge in learning to spell plural -sChild Development7463-74
1996Klotz, PeterGrammatische Wege Zur Textgestaltungskompetenz.Niemeyer
1955Laurinen, InkeriThe Development of sentence sense in the light of the results attained in the teaching of writing in Finnish primary schools.Helsinki University
2009Locke, TerryGrammar and writing - the international debateThe Sage Handbook of Writing DevelopmentSageBeard, Roger; Myhill, Debra; Riley, Jeni; Nystrand, Martin182-193
1997Mason, Mary; Mason, RobertBreakthrough to Learning. Linguistics in the Service of Mainstream Education.University of Central England Faculty of Education Papers: Issues in Education Series, No. 2.
1992Mason, Mary; Mason, Robert; Quayle, TonyIlluminating English: How Explicit Language Teaching Improved Public Examination Results in a Comprehensive School.Educational Studies18341-353
1995Matzen, RichardThe Role of Traditional Grammar Instruction in the Teaching of Writing: a Selected, Annotated Bibliography.
1963Meckel, H.C.Research on teaching composition and literature.Handbook of Research on TeachingRand McNallyGage, N.L.966-1006
1969Mellon, JohnTransformational Sentence Combining.National Council of Teachers of English
2005Myhill, DebraWriting and grammar
2005Myhill, DebraWays of Knowing: Writing with Grammar in MindEnglish Teaching: Practice and Critique477-96
2011Myhill, DebraGrammar for designers: how grammar supports the development of writingApplied Linguistics and Primary School TeachingCambridge University PressEllis, Sue; McCartney, Elspeth81-92
2014Myhill, Debra; Jones, SusanLanguage as putty: framing a relationship between grammar and writingInternational Perspectives on Teaching English in a Globalised WorldRoutledgeGoodwin, A; Reid, L; Durrant, C144-155
2012Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Lines, Helen; Watson, AnnabelRe-Thinking Grammar: the Impact of Embedded Grammar Teaching on Students' Writing and Students' Metalinguistic UnderstandingResearch Papers in Education27139-166
2013Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Watson, AnnabelGrammar Matters: How Teachers' Grammatical Subject Knowledge Impacts on the Teaching of WritingTeaching and Teacher Education3677-91
2013Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Watson, Annabel; Lines, HelenPlayful Explicitness with Grammar: A Pedagogy for WritingLiteracy47103-111
2011Myhill, Debra; Lines, Helen; Watson, AnnabelMaking meaning with grammar: a repertoire of possibilitiesmETAphor2October 1, 2019
2014Myhill, Debra; Watson, AnnabelThe Role of Grammar in the Writing Curriculum: A ReviewChild Language Teaching and Therapy3041-62
2006Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, PeterImproving Literacy by Teaching MorphemesRoutledge
2011Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, PeterWhy we need to know about more than phonics to teach English literacyApplied Linguistics and Primary School TeachingCambridge University PressEllis, Sue; McCartney, Elspeth140-153
1997Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, Peter; Bindman, M.Learning to spell regular and irregular verbsReading and Writing9427-449
1997Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, Peter; Bindman, MMorphological spelling strategies: Developmental stages and processesDevelopmental Psychology33637-649
2003Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, Peter; Olsson, J.Learning morphological and phonological spelling rules: An intervention studyScientific Studies of Reading7289-307
2007O'Neil, WayneProject English: Lessons From Curriculum Reform PastLanguage and Linguistics Compass1612-623
2007Robinson, PeterPractice in second language learning: Perspectives from applied linguistics and cognitive psychology.Aptitudes, abilities, contexts and practiceCambridge University PressDeKeyser, R.M256-286
2010Spada, N; Tomita, YSpada, N. & Y. Tomita. 2010. Interactions between type of instruction and type of language feature: a meta-analysis.Language Learning60January 1, 1946
1969Thouless, RobertMap of Educational Research.National Foundation for Educational Research
1994Tomlinson, DErrors in the Research Into the Effectiveness of Grammar TeachingEnglish in Education28February 1, 2026
1979Tordoir, Agatha; Wesdorp, HildoHet Grammatica-Onderwijs in Nederland: Een Researchoversicht Betreffende de Effecten Van Grammatica-Onderwijs en Een Verslag Van Een Onderzoek Naar de Praktijk Van Dit Onderwijs in Nederland.Staatsuitgeverij
1984Walmsley, JohnThe Uselessness of Formal Grammar? (Working Papers Volume 2)Committee for Linguistics in Education
2012Walter, CatherineTime to stop avoiding grammar rulesGuardian WeeklySeptember 18, 2012
1996Weaver, ConstanceTeaching Grammar in Context.Heinemann
1995Williams, GeoffreyLearning Systemic Functional Grammar in Primary Schools.Macquarie University Style Council
2015Brimo, Danielle; Apel, Kenn; Fountain, TreevaExamining the contributions of syntactic awareness and syntactic knowledge to reading comprehensionJournal of Research in Readingn/a-n/a
2015Teaching and Learning English Grammar. Research Findings and Future DirectionsRoutledgeChristison, MaryAnn; Christian, Donna; Duff, Patricia; Spada, Nina
2008Léon, RenéeEnseigner la grammaire et le vocabulaire a l'école. Pourquoi? Comment?Hachette
2016Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Watson, Annabel; Lines, HelenEssential Primary GrammarOpen University Press
2008Belard, Annick; Bompard, Chantal; Canat, Claudie; Demougin, Francoise; Martin, AnneEnseigner la grammaire a l'école primaire.Groupe départemental Maitrise de la langue
1987Hudson, TateGreat, no, realistic expectations: grammar and cognitive levels.English Journal7682-3
1969Kennedy, L D; Larson, A DThe influence of structural and traditional grammatical instruction upon language perception and writing ability.Illinois School Research531-36
2018van Rijt, Jimmy; de Swart, Peter; Coppen, Peter-ArnoLinguistic concepts in L1 grammar education: a systematic literature reviewResearch Papers in Education
2018Aarts, Bas; Cushing, Ian; Hudson, RichardHow to Teach GrammarOxford University Press
2017Liviero, SaraGrammar teaching in secondary school foreign language learning in England: teachers’ reported beliefs and observed practicesThe Language Learning Journal4526-50
2008Macaro, ErnestoThe decline in language learning in England: getting the facts right and getting real.Language Learning Journal36101-108
1998AnonThe Grammar Papers. Perspectives on the teaching of grammar in the national curriculum.QCA (The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority)
1978Fraser, Ian; Hodson, LyndaTwenty-one kicks at the grammar horse: Close-up: grammar and Composition.English journal6749-54
1995Mccleary, BillGrammar making a comeback in composition teachingComposition Chronicle: Newsletter for Writing Teachers8April 1, 2019
2007Fearn, Leif; Farnan, NancyWhen is a verb? Using functional grammar to teach writingJournal of Basic Writing2663-87
2018Fontich, Xavier; García-Folgado, María-JoséGrammar instruction in the Hispanic area: The case of Spain with attention to empirical studies on metalinguistic activityL1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature18January 1, 1939
2018Myhill, DebraGrammar as a meaning-making resource for language developmentL1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature18January 1, 2021
2018Funke, ReinoldWorking on grammar at school: Empirical research from German-speaking regionsL1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature18January 1, 1939
2018Arsenau, R; Foucambert, D; Lefrançois, PImproving the mastery of relative clause in French L1 secondary classes: the effects of an intervention based on verbal interactions on written syntactic structuresL1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature18January 1, 2029
1903Rice, J. MEnglish: The Need for a Basis in Education,"Forum269-293, 440-458
1932Catherwood, CatherineA Study of the Relationship Between a Knowledge of Rules and Ability to Correct Grammatical Errors and between identification of Sentences and Knowledge of Subject and Predicate.University of Minnesota
1933Pressey, SidneyPsychology and the New Education
1901Barbour, FlorusThe Teaching of English Grammar. History and methodsGinn
1829Kirkham, SamuelEnglish grammar in familiar lectures accompanied by a compendium; embracing a new systematic order of parsing, a new system of punctuation, exercises in false syntax, and a system of philosophical grammar in notes, to which are added an appendix and a key to the exercises designed for the use of schools and private learners. (36th edition)Marshall and Dean
1994Williams, GeoffreyUsing systemic grammar in teaching young learners : an introductionMacmillan Education Australia
2005Williams, GeoffreyGrammatics in school. In R. Hasan, C. M. I. M. Matthiessen and J. J. Webster (eds): 281–310Continuing Discourse on Language: A Functional Perspective Vol 1EquinoxHasan, Ruqaiya; Matthiessen, Christian; Webster, Jonathan281-310
2013Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Lines, HelenThe impact of embedded grammar on weak writers in Year 8.
1984Davis, FredericaIn Defense of GrammarEnglish Education16151-164
1990Dirven, RenéPedagogical grammar [State of the Art]. . 23.31-18.Language Teaching23January 1, 2018
1927Fries, CharlesThe rules of the common school grammars. PMLA. .PMLA42221-237
2018Barton, Geoff; Shackleton, JoGrammar Survival for Secondary Teachers. A Practical Toolkit, 3rd EditionRoutledge
2010Bowers, P; Kirby, J; Deacon, S.H.The effects of morphological instruction on literacy skills: A systematic review of the literature.Review of Educational Research80144-179
2007Spada, NinaCommunicative language teaching: current status and future prospectsInternational Handbook of English Language Teaching, volume 15SpringerCummins, Jim; Davison, C271-288
2003Allford, D'Grasping the nettle’: aspects of grammar in the mother tongue and foreign languages.The Language Learning Journal2724-32
2017Coppen, Peter-ArnoBridging the gap between linguistic theory and L1 grammar education – experts’ views on essential linguistic concepts AU - van Rijt, JimmyLanguage Awareness26360-380
2019Rättyä, Kaisu; Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Fontich, XavierIntroduction to EduLing Special Issue on grammar education.L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature
2008Rogers, Leslie; Graham, SteveA meta-analysis of single subject design writing intervention research.Journal of Educational Psychology100879-906
2019Adger, David; van Urk, CoppeThree conlang projects at three educational levels
2019Nupponen, A-M; Jeskanen, S; Rättyä, KaisuFinnish student language teachers reflecting on linguistic concepts related to sentence structures: Students recognising linguistic concepts in L1 and L2 textbooks. Contribution to a special issue What is Grammar in L1 Education Today?L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature19Rättyä, Kaisu; Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Fontich, XavierJanuary 1, 2025
2019Rijt, J van; Wijnands, A; Coppen, P-ADutch teachers' beliefs on linguistic concepts and reflective judgement in grammar teaching. Contribution to a special issue What is Grammar in L1 Education Today?L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature19Rättyä, Kaisu; Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Fontich, XavierJanuary 1, 2028
2019Rättyä, Kaisu; Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Fontich, XavierWhat is grammar in L1 education today? Introduction to EduLing special issue What is Grammar in L1 Education Today.L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature19Rättyä, Kaisu; Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Fontich, XavierAugust 1, 2019
2019Štěpáník, S.Pupil preconception as a source of solutions to lingering problems of grammar teaching?L1 Educational Studies in Language and LiteratureSpecial Issue What is Grammar in L1 Education Today?Rättyä, Kaisu; Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Fontich, XavierJanuary 1, 2024
2019Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Szymańska, MGrammar education at the turn of the millennium. The case of Poland. Contribution to a special issue What is Grammar in L1 Education Today?L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature19Rättyä, Kaisu; Awramiuk, Elżbieta; Fontich, XavierJanuary 1, 1930
1930Brereton, CloudesleyModern Language Teaching in Day and Evening Schools with Special Reference to London.London University Press
2014Apel, Kenn; werfel, KUsing morphological awareness instruction to improve written language skills.Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools45251-260
2010Bowers, P; Kirby, J; Deacon, S.H.The effects of morphological instruction on literacy skills: A systematic review of the literature.Review of Educational Research80144-179
2013Goodwin, A; Ahn, SA meta-analysis of morphological interventions in English: Effects on literacy outcomes for school-age children.Scientific Studies of Reading17257-285
2014Graham, Steve; Santangelo, TanyaDoes spelling instruction make students better spellers, readers, and writers? A meta-analytic review.Reading and Writing271703-1743
2019Fontich, XavierShould we teach first language grammar in compulsory schooling at all? Some reflections from the Spanish perspectiveCrossroads. A journal of English studies2426-44
2019da Silva, Cristina; Pereira, Iris; Sebastião, IsabelPortuguese teachers’ perceptions of grammar teachingCrossroads. A journal of English studies2464-81
2018Macken-Horarik, M; Love, K; Horarik, SRethinking grammar in language arts: Insights from an Australian survey of teachers’ subject knowledgeResearch in the Teaching of English52288-316
2011Macken-Horarik, Mary; Love, Kristina; Unsworth, LenA grammatics ‘good enough’ for school English in the 21st century: Four challenges in realising the potentialAustralian Journal of Language and Literacy34September 1, 2023
2019Wallis, Sean; Cushing, Ian; Aarts, BasExploiting parsed corpora in grammar teachingLinguistic Issues in Language Technology18
2019van Rijt, Jimmy; de Swart, Peter; Wijnands, Astrid; Coppen, Peter-ArnoWhen students tackle grammatical problems: Exploring linguistic reasoning with linguistic metaconcepts in L1 grammar education.Linguistics and Education5278-88

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