Unformatted text preview: each other (Cantonese and mandarin are different languages b/c they can't understand each other) (Norwegian and Swedish are mutually intelligible but there is strong nationalism and people want their languages to be separate). What does “all languages are created equal” mean? They all convey what humans need to convey. What is linguistic creativity? Lying, talking about things that don't exist, talking about events in the past, talking about people/events that aren't there. What do we do with languages that animals don't? We change and adapt. It is taught/learned. There is progress and language develops....
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- Fall '07
- Dialect continuum, Eng Midwestern Eng