Article published in:Perspectives on Grammar Writing
Edited by Thomas E. Payne and David J. Weber
[Studies in Language 30:2] 2006
► pp. 417–444
Thoughts on growing a grammar
Grammars take time; they require data development; they must be planned; and their writing may span many years. Linguists should “grow” a grammar through the course of their involvement with the language. This paper gives practical advice about this process, such as the creation and management of a data corpus, the acquisition of useful intellectual tools, the choice of an effective authoring environment, the formation of habits and disciplines that contribute to successful grammar writing.
Published online: 31 March 2006