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[Xmca-l] Re: no primitive language?


It's true.  Languages all share key characteristics.


On 27 December 2014 at 12:02, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
> I have heard, and I believe it to be the case, that there is no such thing
> as a "primitive language."
> I am not talking about the "language" of children raised in isolation, or
> the "home sign" of deaf children, I mean among the languages of actual
> historical peoples.
> I would just appreciate that if this is wrong, could someone on this list
> who knows about this kind of thing disabuse me. Otherwise I will assume
> this to be factual.
> Thanks
> Andy
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Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa