By Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, Nina Hyams
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If not, rearrange the pieces. Then throw out the rule books and go to bed. JAMES KILPATRICK, “Writer’s Art” (syndicated newspaper column), 1998 Any fool can make a rule And every fool will mind it HENRY DAVID THOREAU, journal entry, 1860 Not all grammarians, past or present, share the view that all grammars are equal. Language “purists” of all ages believe that some versions of a language are better than others, that there are certain “correct” forms that all educated people should use in speaking and writing, and that language change is corruption.
207. 5Whorf, B. , and J. B. Carroll. 1956. Language, thought, and reality: Selected writings. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Copyright 201 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it.
Like the messages of crabs and spiders, however, there is no evidence of any internal structure to these songs; they cannot be segmented into discrete meaningful parts and rearranged to encode different messages as can the words, phrases, and sentences of human language. In his territorial song the European robin alternates between high-pitched and low-pitched notes to indicate how strongly he feels about defending his territory. The different alternations indicate intensity and nothing more. The robin is creative in his ability to sing the same song in different ways, but not creative in his ability to use the same units of the system to express different messages with different meanings.
An Introduction to Language (10th Edition) by Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, Nina Hyams