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Articles and Books

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"If I start with something as simple as defining the X-Words and telling the students to simply put the X-Word in front of the subject to make a question, that alone is worth the time in the class."

Adobe reader for pdf files 

 

Note: Some of these are links to other sites; some are in pdf format and require an Adobe  Reader available here free. http://get.adobe.com/reader/

 

Articles available online  

 

The Elegant English Verb Phrase, by Linda Ann Kunz  

 

Gaining Speaking Confidence by Mastering Basic English Questions: Using Enjoyable Games within a Simple Framework, by John Paul Loucky (Games and techniques that incorporate X-word grammar concepts)

  

Improving the Language and Learning of Students Who are Deaf, by Sue Livingston

 

The Influence of Linguistically-Oriented Techniques on the English Sentence Structure and Reading Comprehension of Fourth Grade Students. Final Report, by Ruthellen Crews

 

Inquiry-based Grammar Instruction , by Laurie Gluck

 

Linguistically-Based Language Systems for the Inner-City Student,  by David E. E. Sloane, May 1979

 

Meet the X-Words,  by Carolyn Nims McLellan, July 2010

 

Sector Analysis: from Sentence to Morpheme in English, by Robert L. Allen, March 18, 1967

A Sentence Is Not a Complete Thought: X-Word Grammar  by David E. E. Sloane https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1082349.pdf

 
A Summary of Simplicity Without Elegance: Features of Sentences in L1 and L2 Academic Texts, by Eli Hinkel

 

Teaching Written English Through Sector Analysis, by David E. E. Sloane and Eleanor Frörup, Medgar Evers College, CUNY (TESOL Journal)


Abstract of Robert Allen's Dissertation The Verb System of Present-Day American English https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/2835

What Does a Good Academic Writer Really Do? by Linda Ann Kunz and Liza Sunderlin

 

X-word Grammar, A Grammar for the Classroom, by John Haskell

 

X-Word Grammar: Offspring of Sector Analysis, by Linda Ann Kunz

 

Books (see also Online Materials) 

 

In print or available on this site.  

 

 

Get Healthy - Learn English: An ESL Grammar Text - Workbook, Deborah Singer Pires and Susan Khodabakshi, Cengage Learning, 2013, gethealthylearnenglish.com

 

 

Working Text:  Teaching Deaf and Second-Language Students to Be Better Writers, Sue Livingston, (Available at  http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/bookpage/wttgbookpage.html ; also available at Amazon.com)

 

 

Working Text: X-Word Grammar and Writing Activities for Students  Sue Livingston (Available at 

http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/bookpage/wtsbbookpage.html ;  also available at Amazon.com)

 

 

 

Basic X-Word Grammar; Editing Techniques for Developing College Writers, Carolyn Nims McLellan, Professor Emerita, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Massachusetts, January 2009 (Available from the author at tomcar59@comcast.com for $34.95. This includes shipping and handling.)

 

IC/DC/P: Sentence-Level Editing Techniques, Carolyn Nims McLellan, Professor Emerita, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Massachusetts, January 2009 (Available from the author at tomcar59@comcast.com for $34.95. This includes shipping and handling.)

 

Accessible X-Word Grammar --https://sites.google.com/site/accessiblexwordgrammar  an online version of X-Word Grammar for Students of English as a Second Language Lydon , Jim Lydon, ed. Judy Gex and Bonny Hart. (Full text available on this page as a pdf.) 

 

10 Steps: Controlled Composition for Beginning and Intermediate Language Development, by Gay Brookes & Jean Withrow (available from Pearson Education) Note: Bonny Hart used this book successfully with intermediate low literacy ESL students in the Adult Literacy Center at City College. She developed vocabulary/grammar lessons to accompany each composition. Email her for a copy  of her lessons in MSWord. bonnyrhart@gmail.com

 

26 Steps: Controlled Composition for Intermediate and Advanced Language Development Linda Ann Kunz (Full text available here as a pdf.)

 

X-Word Grammar IntermediateLinda Ann Kunz (Full text available here as a pdf.)

(associated PowerPoint presentation

 

The Ways of Written English, Louis Inturrisi (Full text available here as a pdf)

 

X-Word Grammar IntermediateLinda Ann Kunz (Full text available here as a pdf.)
(associated PowerPoint presentation

 

X-Word Grammar Advanced: A Writing and Editing BookLinda Ann Kunz (Full text available here as a pdf.)

 

X-Word Grammar for ESOL Teachers, Linda Ann Kunz (Full text available here as a pdf.) 

 

X-Word Grammar for Public School Teachers, Linda Ann Kunz (Full text available here as a pdf.) 

 

Sloane's Professional Writing Seminar, David E. E. Sloane, Sloane Communication Systems, ©2000, David E. E. Sloane (dsloane@newhaven.edu)

 

 

Out of print: Bonny Hart has copies of all of these.   

 

 

Working Sentences, D. A. Allen, R. l. Pompian, R. L. Allen (some used copies available at Amazon--Bonny Hart has a copy)

 

English Grammars and English Grammar, Robert L. Allen, New York: Scribner, 1972 (some used copies available at Amazon--Bonny Hart has a copy)

 

The Verb System of Present-Day American English, Robert L. Allen, Mouton & Co. The Hague, The Netherlands, 1966 (Bonny Hart has a copy)

 

Exploration:  A Linguistic Approach to Writing 1 & 2,  (Teacher's Guide combined)

Robert L. Allen, Edward M. Ouchi, Mary Hiatt, and Doris Stotts, New York:  Noble and Noble,1968

 

Discovery:  A Linguistic Approach to Writing 1 & 2,  (Teacher's Guide combined)

Robert L. Allen, Edward M. Ouchi, Mary Hiatt, and Doris Stotts, New York:  Noble and Noble, 1968 (Carolyn McClellan has a copy)

 

The Tapestry Grammar: A Reference for Learners of English, Alice H Deakins, Kate Parry, Robert R. Viscount   (the BIBLE-BH  some used copies available at Amazon)

 

Looking at English, Book 1, 2, and 3, ESL Text-Workbook for Beginners, Fred Malkemes and Deborah Singer Pires, Prentice Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1981

 

 

Comments (2)

Richard Abend said

at 11:30 pm on Aug 6, 2009

David, would any of your students be interested in working with us? They may be among the last generation to be taught this grammar. Do you have any students who are dedicated to Xword? Bonny, you are doing an amazing job putting together this wiki!

dsloane@newhaven.edu said

at 7:15 pm on Jul 4, 2009

To this list we might add, Robert L. Allen, Working Sentences (New York: Crowell, various dates) and the "Instructor's Manual to Working Sentences," which is very useful. Louis Inturrisi created a workbook style manual directed at beginning college titled The Ways of Written English. This would be 1976. If we could get permission to mount any of these on the Wiki, they would be major resources. Likewise, of course Alice Deakins' The Tapestry Grammar could be a massive resource. Alice owns the right to it, not the publisher, so this is worth checking into. Alice was wonderfully encouraging when I corresponded with her while setting up my own Applied Linguistics. We use her text along with one other.

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