Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Look Back

Someone emailed a question asking me to explain what I meant by generative grammar.

Read this post.

It explains the three broad philosophies of grammar and gives some tips for choosing between rules. This post is over a year old, but the content is still good. The only addition I would make:

Don't adopt everything a contest judge says. There's a lot of bad information being circulated via contests.



Wes said...

When is Red Sage going to have a contest?

Edittorrent said...

Wes, we had one last year. First time in our history that we ever did something like that. It was fun, but it was a lot of extra work for the editors. If we do another one, we would do it as some kind of themed submission contest. We've kicked around some ideas behind the scenes, but nothing is sticking yet.

If we ever settle on an idea, we'll post an announcement here.