What is Language?
Ellen Thompson [+]
Florida International University
1 Introduction 2 Creativity of Human Language 3 Infinite Capacity of Language 4 The Rules of English Grammar 5 Descriptive versus Prescriptive Grammar 5.1 Prescriptive Rules of English Grammar Don’t end a sentence with a preposition Don’t use double negatives Don’t split infinitives 6 Is Colloquial English “sloppy”? 6.1 Expletive Infixation in English 7 Language Rules are Unconscious References Suggested Materials