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Subject: Chomskyan Dichotomies
Question: Dear Sir/Madam,

In earlier generative grammar there was made a distinction
between competence and performance. Later on, it was supplanted
by I-language vs. E-language. As far as I know, it's more than
just a terminological change and these two dichotomies do not
cover the same ground. However, I don't really get where the
difference lies - could anybody explain to me why the old
distinction was abandoned and what consequences it has?

Also... there is the old dichotomy introduced by de Saussure:
langue vs. parole, which can be related to the aforementioned
Chomskyan concepts too. Where does it stand with regard to them?

Yours sincerely,

Kamil

From: Kamil
Date: 01-May-2014
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