Monday, September 27, 2010

Chunking: Another Perspective

After his recent On Language column on chunking, Ben Zimmer at the Visual Thesaurus asked me to explain why I'm skeptical about the value of teaching many chunks and collocations. I put my thinking together in a column that is published at VT today.

1 comment:

Robb said...

Thanks for the links. I appreciated the moderate argument for/against the teaching of chunking. Just like any vocabulary teaching, it's best done in context and by keeping in mind frequency and use.