Re: Grammar Books

Subject: Re: Grammar Books
From: Wayne Douglass <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 11:20:16 -0700

At 10:00 AM 7/2/99 -0600, Lisa Higgins wrote:
>There's a big misunderstanding in these arguments around the use of the word
>'grammar.' Language is not language without grammar. The real issue is that
>of usage. Grammar is internal to language, and usage is external. Everyone
>knows grammar. Different people employ different usages, and the argument
>here is over Standard American English usage and its value.

"Nobody ever made a grammatical error in a pre-literate society." -
Marshall McLuhan

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