Intro to the English Language
Intro to the English Language ENG 302
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ronny Grady on Saturday September 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ENG 302 at Michigan State University taught by Bump Halbritter in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see /class/207812/eng-302-michigan-state-university in Foreign Language at Michigan State University.
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Date Created: 09/19/15
A Language like Englishquot Right amp Wrong Commonsense beliefs Whom object Subjectverbsobjects Inflections tell us what role the word is playing Prescription vs description Prewhen how often how you should use it Deeffects during after ingredients what it is Prescriptive grammar contains rules that tell people what they should do with language eg quotnever end a sentence with a preposition or quotIt s ask NOT aksquot or Don t never use no double negatives Descriptive grammars express rules that attempt to describe how observable language in use language that surfaces eg quotEnglish is a SVO language Grammar quotthe structure and rules governing The skeptical wombat gravely tickled the garage Colorless green ideas sleep furiously Human language s infinitely generative infinitely creative recursive Derivational morphologymichiganize phatitude teachability suckish Tacit knowledge never learned these rules of grammar we just know tacit native speakers learn Linguistic knowledge 1 Grammar conventional systems that govern words and their infinitely creative relationships 2 Lexicon words Ferdinand Saussure langue and parole or linguistic competence stuff that we know vs linguistic performance Signifier the signified sign Legitimate series of sounds a legitimate concept or thingword Morphology words word parts processes of word formation Syntax word order Phonology sounds and sound units Semantics meaning Pragmatics contexts of language use language in action Human Language is acquired in Speech Communities Entails Displacement project forward amp back in time
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