Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 16:04:38 -0800 From: Dan Moonhawk Alford 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 > tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >