Introduction to Linguistics. Laughter and Language A short intro to linguistics. Nathalie F. Martin. Introduction to Linguistics. LI 2013 Nathalie F. Martin. Linguists Don’t Necessarily Know Many Languages. Linguists do grammar differently. What Didja Ya Say?.
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Laughter and Language
A short intro to linguistics
Nathalie F. Martin
LI 2013 Nathalie F. Martin
Linguists Study Language As It Is Spoken
Linguists have the tools to study slang!
(Language Sounds Interaction)
(Arrangement of Words in a Sentence)
(Word & sentence Meanings)
(Language in Use)
Arrangement of words in sentences
(spoken language or written language)
Branches and fields of linguistics:
Foreign language teacher
Once in Church, we asked the children in Sunday School to explain the meaning of complicated « christianees » words.
When asked the meaning of « sinner » many of them replied:
« More Sin »
They applied the rule that is used for adjectives like « big » that becomes « bigger », « fat », that becomes « fatter ». They did not yet realize that « sin » is a noun and they did not understand the meaning of the word.
Texting and it’seffects on writtenlanguage
Linguists like the ones working for SIL or Wycliff need a good grasp of Linguistic Theory and Practice.
Somewords of caution concerningmissionarywork: