The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

4. Do All Languages have the Same Grammar?

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

Mark C. Baker [+-]
Rutgers University
Mark Baker was trained in linguistics at MIT under Noam Chomsky. He is now professor of linguistics and cognitive science at Rutgers University, where he specializes in the word structure and sentence structure of less-studied languages, especially those spoken in Africa and the Americas.

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Languages seem to have as many similarities in their structure as they have differences. While it is not quite true that all languages have the same grammar, it is much closer to being true than you might have thought.

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Baker, Mark C. . 4. Do All Languages have the Same Grammar?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 21-24 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38123. Date accessed: 08 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38123. Jul 2019

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