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The Language Instinct (1994)
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Forcing modern speakers of English to not - whoops, not to split an infinitive because it isn't done in Latin makes about as much sense as forcing modern residents of England to wear laurels and togas.
Language is obviously as different from other animals' communication systems as the elephant's trunk is different from other animals' nostrils.
Some people worry that slang will somehow corrupt the language. We should be so lucky.
We can shape events in each other's brains with exquisite precision.
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Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration.
September 18, 1954
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