LINGUIST List 11.338

Wed Feb 16 2000

Disc: Species Extinction vs Language Extinction

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  1. A.F. GUPTA, Re: 11.314, Disc: Species Extinction vs Language Extinction

Message 1: Re: 11.314, Disc: Species Extinction vs Language Extinction

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 15:19:43 GMT
From: A.F. GUPTA <engafgARTS-01.NOVELL.LEEDS.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: 11.314, Disc: Species Extinction vs Language Extinction

Just to say that we need to remember that languages are constructs. 
There are no languages. Only people performing language and people 
creating abstract notions of language.

We might as well regret the loss of the crinoline or of penny 
farthing bicycles.

Anthea

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