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Department
Linguistics
Course
LIN306H1
Professor
Johns
Semester
Winter

Description
thJanuary 18 2012 Language familygroup of languages that share common ancestorrelated languages For example English related to other Germanic languages like Dutch GermanBAKER READINGParameter in languages Formal way of capturing properties of languageso Uses analogy between samples and recipes o GG focus on recipe other linguists collecting categorizing loaves of breadExtensional versus intentionalo Sample is extensionalo Recipe is intentional Assume infinite set of sentences in Englisho Sentences are not learned as sentences o Know to manipulate parts of sentences introduce new words etco Grammar allows combination and recombination of parts of sentences In GG Elanguage IntentionalIlanguage Code talker paradox o NavajoEnglisho Navajo used as code language in WW2 o How can Navajo be used to code English messages if they are such different languagesPe
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