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EN 200 - History of the Language: Syntax & Writing

Library of Congress Subject Areas

One Big Happy "Two Negatives Make a Positive"

Rick Detoire. "One Big Happy: Two Negatives Make a Positive." Gocomics.com, November 11, 2016. <http://www.gocomics.com/onebighappy/2016/11/19>.

Syntax Overview

Syntax - "Has to do with how sentences and other phrases can be constructed out of smaller phrases and words. As a native speaker of some language, you know which strings of words correspond to sentences in your language, and which don't, because you know what the permissible syntactic combinations of words are in your language.Syntax is also a name for the subfield of linguistics that studies this component of grammar."

Vedrana Mihalicek and Christina Wilson (Eds.) 2011. Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 196.

Writing Overview

Writing - "Creating visual symbols on a surface to record linguistic forms; the representation of language in a physical medium other than sound."

Vedrana Mihalicek and Christina Wilson (Eds.) 2011. Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 708.