Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Languages less arbitrary than long assumed

“It is a cornerstone of theoretical linguistics: the principle of arbitrariness, according to which the form of a word doesn’t tell you anything about its meaning. Yet evidence is accumulating that natural languages do in fact feature several non-arbitrary ways to link form and meaning, and these are more prevalent than assumed.”

Read more @ http://phys.org/news/2015-10-languages-arbitrary-assumed.html

Languages do matter!

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