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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 3:36:18 AM
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. It can also help them to improve their spoken and written English and develop their learner autonomy. We’ll be exploring this further in the webinar.
https://oupeltglobalblog.com/2018/11/21/fun-with-phonics/
Shouldn't it be learner's autonomy?
Is "learner autonomy" a adjective plus noun phrase?
Shivanand
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 4:26:35 AM
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Please see the link below:

Learner Autonomy

Cheers!
Jigneshbharati
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Thanks. What's the difference between "learner's autonomy" and "learner autonomy"?
Is it adjective plus noun ?
leonAzul
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 8:25:50 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Thanks. What's the difference between "learner's autonomy" and "learner autonomy"?
Is it adjective plus noun ?

That depends on how one analyzes it.

The description I prefer is that the phrase "learner autonomy" involves two nouns. The first is attributive (like an adjective) and the second is substantive. Stylistically, the use of attributive nouns is very common in academic and scientific writing, especially when used in the title or chapter heading of a work. It is a way to concisely describe an abstract idea.

The use of the possessive form is much more common in conversations and discussions about concrete examples, such as students learning to form queries, do the research, and apply the results independently.

Jigneshbharati
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Thanks. If we use "learner's autonomy" in the original sentence , what would it mean?
leonAzul
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Thanks. If we use "learner's autonomy" in the original sentence , what would it mean?


Most readers would interpret it as meaning almost the same thing as "learner autonomy", or their autonomy as a learner. However, there is a slight ambiguity in the meaning of the possessive form, and it could mean the autonomy of their learner ! (There's a joke in there somewhere, I'm sure of it Whistle )
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Thanks a lot!
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