Thursday, March 20, 2008

SOME IDEAS ABOUT LANGUAGE

  • All children learn their native languages swiftly, efficiently, and largely without instruction.
  • Language operates by rules.
  • All languages have 3 major components: a sound system, a vocabulary, and a system of grammar.
  • Everyone speaks a dialect.*)
  • Speakers of all dialects employ a range of styles and a set of subdialects and jargon.
  • Language changes are normal.
  • Language is intimately related to the societies and individuals who use them.
  • Value judgments about different languages or dialects are a matter of taste.
  • Writing is a derivative of speech.
*)Dialects are different from accents. Accents include intonation and stressing. Dialects include pronunciation based on geographical aspect.

2 comments:

  1. Mba Ratih yang baik banget,
    Trims ya udah 'mamerin' si popon di 'omae' mba Raatje. Tapine, puisi yang "If I COuld..." iku bukan si popon sing nulis, mba. Trus, nama di sertipikat si popon takada (yamamura) unsur 'Caroline'.
    Maape (uhate) yo mba yo... Maturnuwun...

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  2. Hey, sori baru baca Jeng. Iya, seharusnya Catherine yak. Maap *_^

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