Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 16:04:38 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: myths about language

One of the best or most accessible current lists is in the Ohio State

_Language Files_, which I use in my Study of Language class.

On Mon, 15 Jan 1996, THOMAS CLARK wrote:

A few years ago I had a list of myths about language that I used to begin

my semester in Intro to Ling. I had taken quite a few from the first

page of somebody's (work?)book, and made additions. Now I can't find it.

Can you help me out? Most of these were short, such as

Never end a sentence with a preposiiton

We acquire languaguage from out parents and caregivers only

People used to speak better English than they do now

Redundancy has no place in English

English is easier for children to learn than Chinese

Thanks and Cheers,

Thomas L. Clark