Talk:Psycholinguistics/What is a Word?

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Peer Review: What is a Word?

Research: Can you find some more recent research? Some citations are older and may be out of date. On the other hand, there may not be any new information in that area. Just a suggestion to double check. The research you did include was well-explained and relevant to the topic.

Logic/Organization: The flow from idea to idea is good! I would suggest that if you start a new section and continue an idea from a previous section (ie: You talk about Sassure in two different sections), that you either link back to Sassure or give a brief overview on who he was to remind the reader. A reader may decide to skip to the second section where you wrote about Sassure and be a little confused.

Answers Questions/Makes Arguments: I thought you did well very at asking questions and answering them. You repeat questions throughout the text to help refocus the reader and to get them thinking.

Writing Style: Very good - few spelling or grammar mistakes and nice flow. Some sentences are a little long or should appear earlier in the paragraph, but for the most part your definitions are clearly stated and you gave examples to make it easier to understand.

Structure: Your structure flows well. For the most part, you state early on what you will be discussing in that section and you don’t ramble so your reader stays focused. There are a few paragraphs that may need to be expanded upon, or linked back to the previous text, but overall it was easy to follow.

I wanted to comment further on the citations. There’s a lot of good information in your text, but you are lacking some resources and there are many sections that have no citations at all. Unless the topic and definition was your original thought, you need to state where you took the information from. Overall, it is a great first draft! I really liked how to added new questions in various paragraphs. For example, in the section on “word relationships” you said “The correct meaning can be inferred from the context, but how does this occur?” It helps the readers refocus and perhaps come up with an answer themselves before moving on.

    • I’ve commented on individual sections in a word document. If you’d like that write up, feel free to email me through BLS.

Jenn Browning 20:31, 27 February 2011 (UTC)