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ERIC Number: EJ676989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0147-1635
Nonacademic Professionals' Perception of Usage Errors.
Gray, Loretta S.; Heuser, Paula
Journal of Basic Writing, v22 n1 p50-70 Spr 2003
Conducts a small-scale survey similar to one conducted by Maxine Hairston in 1979 to test whether nonacademic professionals' attitudes towards usage errors have changed in 20 years. Indicates a trend for respondents to find errors less bothersome than the respondents did 20 years ago. Supports the claim made by Hairston and other researchers that many of the errors found most bothersome are dialect features. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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