Our language changes from time to time and the

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unconscious shared linguistic knowledge or capacity of its speakers. Our language changes from time to time and the meanings of words changes. The object of descriptive grammar is to build the true model of the speaker's linguistic capacity. Therefore, it should also be adjusted to new meanings of words and rules of language once they replace the old expression and become shared knowledge. Thus, we don't need to stick to the descriptive language. The Prescriptive grammars, however, attempt to prescribe, rather than describe the rules speakers should follow. Language "purists" usually advocate that there’re certain "correct" forms that all educated people should use since they believe that these "upper" class version of language is better than others and that language change is corruption. Nevertheless, these are only their personal preferences of rules. In fact, there is no standard or superior language we should all obey. Language changes and evolves due to speaker's needs or preferences over time. New versions of language are never corrupted to be less expressive, complete or logical, but are usually more practical than previous forms.
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Therefore, when certain grammatically wrong expressions are common and natural enough to become our new shared knowledge, the descriptive grammars should be changed according to them, and prescriptive grammars are not justified to avoid them. In this sense, for more convenient communication, the wrong is better. Hence, just say "It's me". 13. Many people are bilingual or multilingual, speaking two or more languages with very different structures. a. What implications does bilingualism have for the debate about language and thought? b. Many readers of this textbook have some knowledge of a second language. Think of a linguistic structure or word in one language that does not exist in the second language and discuss how this does or does not affect our thinking when you speak the different languages. c. Can you find an example of an untranslatable word or structure in one of the languages you speak? a. Since language can express and influence our thoughts. A new language can influence the thoughts and cognition of a bilingual by introducing new ways to think about and perceive the world.
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