Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Sing We (Lingua Franca)

“But with carols, particularly, I recall simultaneously relishing the rich language in these little ditties and feeling confused by what I came to understand as inverted syntax.

Poetry, and poetic language, often moves the parts of a sentence into places different from ordinary prose. The rhyme may call for it, or the meter, or the desire to emphasize an image or phrase that might otherwise be lost.”

Read more @ http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/12/17/sing-we/

Languages do matter!

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