Grammar, technology & acquisition Bibliography

thomas leverett bibliographies

[ home ][ bibs ][ writing ][ weblog ]

Bitchener, J. (2008). Evidence in support of written corrective feedback. Journal of Second Language Writing, 17(1), 102-118 (abst.).

Bush, J. (2001-2002). A free conversation with Peter Elbow, interview, Critique Magazine, On Writing II. Accessed 3-08.

Daws, N. (2007, Nov. 19). New online spelling and grammar checker. Nick Daws' Writing Blog. Accessed 1-10.

Daws, N. (2007, Jan. 10). Review: WhiteSmoke Writing Software.

Nick Daws' Writing Blog. Accessed 1-10.

Knutsson, O., Cerrato-Pargman, T., and Severindson Elkundh, K. Transforming Grammar Checking Technology into a Learning Environment for Second Language Writing (pdf).

Leverett, T. (2011, Mar.). Add technology, delete skills? thisisyourbrain weblog.

___ (2011, Jan.). Thank you for your cupertino. thomas leverett weblog.,

___ (2011). Negotiate with the elephant. Google docs; work in progress. Available

___ (2010). To check or not to check. Submitted to Global Study Magazine. Self-published at

___ (2010, Mar.) Grammar technology: for better or worse. Internet Fair Classics, Electronic Village, TESOL Convention, Boston.

___ (2009). Green line to the commons: Grammar-check takes ESL/EFL for a ride. Part of Grammar technology: for better or worse, TESOL 2010, Boston MA.         Includes the following:

Nelson, M. W. (1991). At the Point of Need: Teaching basic and ESL writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


Truscott, J. (1996). The case against grammar correction in L2 writing classes. Language Learning, 46:2, pp. 327-369.

Zimmer, B (2011, Jan. 13). Auto (in)correct. New York Times Magazine. Accessed 1-11.

Zimmer, B. (2006, Oct. 2). The Cupertino effect strikes again. Language Log. Accessed 1-11.

Zimmer, B. (2007). When Spellcheckers Attack: Perils of the Cupertino effect. OUPblog (Oxford University Press): From A to Zimmer. Accessed 1-11.


This is an ongoing project; it is unfinished and is updated as time permits. Contributions welcome.