Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 21:13:37 EST From: Terry Lynn Irons 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 > tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Tom, 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 home. Terry -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)