A Short Introduction to the Study of Language - Ellen Thompson

A Short Introduction to the Study of Language - Ellen Thompson

What is Language?

A Short Introduction to the Study of Language - Ellen Thompson

Ellen Thompson [+-]
Florida International University
Ellen Thompson is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Florida International University in Miami.

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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

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Thompson, Ellen. What is Language?. A Short Introduction to the Study of Language. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-16 Jan 2019. ISBN 9781781797730. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35934. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35934. Jan 2019

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