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Teresa Pelka gravatar profileNoam Chomsky wrote a book, Language and Mind. Obviously, the website is not intended to steal the show: however    I do not always agree with Mr. Chomsky, he made a book title to be a natural association; human minds have much to do with language.

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Many languages do not mean many minds. Multilingualism is brain potential.

 FORBIDDEN PROGRESS WITH LOVE

The Grammar Girl might forbid progress with love. But then, what about hate? ;)

 HOW TO GRIND EFFECTIVE

Inborn gifts and talents may become mediocre myths with tests and exams.

 BRITISH GRAMMAR NAZIS

The attached — and colored meaningfully yellow — graphic piffle is not intended to mean the Union jack proper.

A NEW PEOPLE COME

NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, says the Great Seal. Could it really be just an echo of Virgil or a secular expansionist foreboding?

NO MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, OR HOUSES WITH THE PIE

Vir or andros, child or rebionok, woman or kobieta ― the words do not have  common roots.

 BURNING THE FLAG: WHERE IS THE LANGUAGE?

Flag burning is not a speech act, and non-verbal behavior cannot convey language: we go missing out on vital specifics.

All Englishes have 4 Aspects: Simple, Progressive, Perfect, and Perfect Progressive.

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It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American President

Get into the relativity loop.

 

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Larry Selinker’s interlanguage:

Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain didn’t have it right?

Larry Selinker discards second language learners as idiosyncratic.

Tongue entanglement

Language happens to be given the regard for the humanity’s unloved child.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Hi and thanks for the comment. You have some thought-provoking views. Language often baffles me. Where on earth did it come from, and who makes the rules?

    Comment by writemystuff — March 31, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    • I am an evolutionist with the regard; even if the UFO would come one day (Brits reported sightings, but that’s their MOD ;) or God would thunder from the above (no reports so far on the matter), I’d think language comes from humans: language lives with humans. The fact that there is a dimension to human intellect has been interesting to me.

      T

      Comment by teresapelka — March 31, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

  2. Impressive range of interesting materials that deserve serious consideration. I’ll comment more later after I’ve checked out some of these essays in greater depth.
    Max Havlick
    Villa Park, Illinois

    Comment by Max Havlick — November 8, 2012 @ 6:27 am


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