E.A. Sophocles

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Re: E.A. Sophocles

Postby Stephen Hughes » November 2nd, 2013, 8:55 am

MAubrey wrote:Perhaps we should start a new thread here in the linguistics/grammar subforum that asks that as a question:

What do you view as purpose or goal of a grammar?

That might be useful for all of us in understanding what expectations each of us bring to the task of grammar.

That could be a good idea.

Actually, I don't see much relationship between acquiring a language and knowing the grammar. It seems strange to me to expect beginners to do both simultaneously.
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Re: E.A. Sophocles

Postby MAubrey » November 2nd, 2013, 10:05 am

Stephen Hughes wrote:I don't see much relationship between acquiring a language and knowing the grammar. It seems strange to me to expect beginners to do both simultaneously.

Agreed!
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