When is a form real?
ButhFam at compuserve.com
Mon Aug 13 07:07:58 EDT 2001
On forms like FILEW
(in comparison with FILW~, FILEI~N, FILH~SAI) ,
>Randall calls them [FILEW-rb) "artificial"; I would call them
Both terms raise the same pedagogical questions:
When is a form synchronically real for language users?
And when are language users conscious of a
[underlying, artificial, abstract, analytical]
What forms are psychologically most central for a language user?
What forms are the most efficient for fluent language use?
And in line with Ward' linguistic approach, what can we learn from general
linguistics and language acquistion studies?
I will present a paper on this issue at SBL, Biblical Lexicography Section,
November in Denver.
UMEIS PANTES KEKLHMENOI ESTE.
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