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Language fossilization

Written By: Youki on January 13, 2009 1 Comment

Contemporary linguistic theory hypothesizes that linguistic objects and rules within a speaker’s native language (NL) undergo a process called fossilization in which linguistic items, rules, and subsystems tend to retain elements… hah hah, tricked you!  latest xkcd:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and because I don’t remember the C&H reference:

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “Language fossilization”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 13 January 2009 at 8:02 am

    LOVED it! 🙂

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