The Tower of Babel. Prof. Julia Nee Based on Ch. 8 of The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker. Are languages more similar or more different?. Martin Joos : “languages could differ from each other without limit and in unpredictable ways”
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Prof. Julia Nee
Based on Ch. 8 of The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
What discovery marked the beginning of “comparative linguistics”? / ¿Cuál descubrimiento inició el campo de “lingüística comparada”?
Identifiquen las siguientes reglas como “prescriptivas” o “descriptivas”:
“The formation of different languages and of distinct species, and the proofs that both have been developed through a gradual process, are curiously parallel…we find in distinct languages striking homologies due to community of descent, and analogies due to a similar process of formation…Languages, like organic beings, can be classed in groups under groups; and they can be classed either naturally, according to descent, or artificially by other characters. Dominant languages and dialects spread widely, and lead to the gradual extinction of other tongues. A language, like a species, when extinct, never…reappears.” -Darwin
Extra Credit: Name any three languages that are in the same language family listed here!
Credito Extra: Nobratreslenguas de la mismafamiliade uno de lasfamiliasnombradasaqui!