Grammatical terminology for schools

The Linguistics Association of Great Britain has posted a list of grammatical terms, with definitions and explanations. Dick Hudson has posted the following message on linguistlist today:

Dear Colleague,

As some of you may know, the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) has a long-standing interest in building bridges to schools and an education committee responsible for this building process (

Reacting to recent developments in England’s schools, this committee has produced a glossary of grammatical terminology for use in schools: .

This glossary includes 302 head words, with hyperlinks between entries. It has been formally adopted by the LAGB as an internally consistent guide for school teachers through the complexities of our discipline. Even though no LAGB member is happy with every entry, we do agree that it is better for us to produce a compromise synthesis than to leave this task to individual school teachers.

Colleagues in other countries, especially in English-speaking countries, may be interested to know about this glossary. We would, of course, be delighted to hear of similar initiatives or glossaries in other countries.

Best wishes, Dick Hudson