Language is rule governed versus Language is creative and open ended.
Are the statements below for or against? vocabulary is often governed by arbitrary rules the rules of grammar and vocabulary allow us to make an almost infinite number of grammatically correct sentences Psychologist Stephen Pinker has determined that there are at least 1020 grammatically correct English sentences. We are able to create and understand sentences that have never been written or said before. For communication to work, there needs to be general agreements within the culture Although language is a form of communication, not all communication is language You can yawn because you are bored (but not in my class) or you can yawn as a reflex Information is communicated that is not considered language Languages are not static entities, but change and develop over time Technology adds new words Shakespeare made up thousand of words like alligator, dwindle, frugal... We have borrowed a whole host of words from different languages e.g. algebra (Arabic), kindergarten (German)...
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