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ERIC Number: EJ1045117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
On Determinatives and the Category-Function Distinction: A Reply to Brett Reynolds
Lenchuk, Iryna; Ahmed, Amer
TESL Canada Journal, v31 n2 p79-88 2014
This article examines the arguments made in the article "Determiners, Feline Marsupials, and the Category-Function Distinction: A Critique of ELT Grammars" by Brett Reynolds recently published in the "TESL Canada Journal" (2013). In our response, we demonstrate that the author's arguments are problematic on both theoretical and empirical grounds. In particular, we show that, by the author's own metrics, (a) the items in the so-called my set (i.e,. my, your, his/ her, etc.) should be determinatives rather than pronouns, and (b) even items that the author argues to be determinatives (i.e., all, many, few, little, etc.) cannot be classified as such if we apply the tests suggested by the author. We conclude our critical response by discussing some of the pedagogical implications of the author's article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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