Re: Re. Grammar vs. linguistics

Subject: Re: Re. Grammar vs. linguistics
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 1996 07:15:22 -0800

> Here's a simplistic explanation of the difference.
> Linguistics is to grammar as electromagnetic theory is to
> electrical engineering


How about

Linguistics : the grammar you learn in tenth grade =
electromagnetic theory : the building code section on wiring.

I think that's a little closer. ...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro


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