“Religious identity is exclusive; linguistic identity is not,” he points out.
And descriptivism may be the last refuge of the linguistic conservative after the former mistake has become the current rule.
We know what Linda would say—or at least we can guess, given our deep knowledge of her linguistic patterns.
If only John Kerry had been aware of this linguistic escape hatch.
Peter Beinart on why the left needs to stop the linguistic dithering—and win the only battle that can vanquish al Qaeda.
Such an inquiry will indicate how valuable to linguistic research would prove the study of this group of languages.
It has linguistic interest, the interest of origins, but no more.
Does it represent a simple correspondence between concept and linguistic expression?
These archaic words are very interesting from a linguistic point of view.
linguistic survivals make it certain that the part of the sacrifice destined for the god was looked upon as his real food.