Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 21:13:37 EST

From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Re: myths about language

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



I think what you are looking for is in the first or second article in

a recent edition of Rosa, Escholz, and Clark's _Language_ reader,

St. Martin's Press. In fact, I know it is, as I used it for an exercise

in my Intro Ling this fall. I simply don't have the book to hand here at





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