When is a form real?

Randall Buth ButhFam at compuserve.com
Mon Aug 13 07:07:58 EDT 2001


On forms like FILEW  
(in comparison with FILW~, FILEI~N, FILH~SAI) , 
Ward EGRAYEN:
>Randall calls them [FILEW-rb) "artificial"; I would call them
"underlying".<

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] 
form?
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,
this 
November in Denver. 
UMEIS PANTES  KEKLHMENOI  ESTE. 

ERRWSQE
Randall Buth
EN IEROSOLUMOIS



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