Peter Farb Quotes

Peter Farb Quotes: People who speak the same language can hate one another as easily as can people who speak unrelated languages.
Send Quote
Peter Farb Quote: Letters to the editors of English and American newspapers often contain expressions of horror about the new terms that creep into the language, and these expressions are usually accompanied by dire predictions about ruination of the mother tongue.
Send Quote
Quotes about Peter Farb: An inability to communicate has little to do with international friction-as is seen in the special ferocity of wars fought between people who speak the same language.
Send Quote
Quote about Peter Farb: At every moment of his life the Shoshone must be careful to observe the complicated folkways of his group, to do reverence to superhuman powers, to remember the courtesies and obligations of family, to pay homage to certain sacred plants, or to avoid particular places.
Send Quote
Peter Farb Sayings: Native speakers of a language know intuitively whether a sentence is grammatical or not. They usually cannot specify exactly what is wrong, and very possibly they make the same mistakes in their own speech, but they know-unconsciously, not as a set of rules they learned in school-when a sentence is incorrect.
Send Quote
Peter Farb Saying: No child is capable of speech until he has heard other human beings speak, and even two infants reared together cannot develop a language from scratch.
Send Quote
Sayings about Peter Farb: Speakers who have grown up in the American community unconsciously know its rules about taking turns in conversations-in the same way that they know the rules of grammar and the rules about appropriate speech in various situations.
Send Quote
Saying about Peter Farb: A complex society is not necessarily more advanced than a simple one; it has just adapted to conditions in a more complicated way.
Send Quote
Peter Farb Quotes: The dictionary is a closed system in which someone interested in the meaning of a word can go around and around and end up exactly where he started, simply because words are defined in terms of other words, and these, in turn, are defined in terms of still other words.
Send Quote
Peter Farb Quote: Language does not stand still. Surprisingly, despite this knowledge, most speakers are fearful of change.
Send Quote