Language is the flagship journal of the Linguistic Society of America. In 2013, the journal launched a special section on Teaching Linguistics. My paper, “Learning to think like linguists: A think-aloud study of novice phonology students” was published in 2016.
Anderson, C. (2016). Learning to think like linguists: A think-aloud study of novice phonology students. Language, 92(4), e274–e291.
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A key learning outcome for undergraduate linguistics courses is for students to learn to reason scientifically about language. This article presents the findings from a think-aloud study of undergraduates in an introductory linguistics course who were in the process of learning linguistic reasoning about phonology. I describe the students’ developing concepts and make recommendations for instructors to help students develop fully formed linguistics concepts and the ability to think scientifically about language.