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Language and English Linguistics

  • William R. Elkins
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Abstract

How do we who speak the same language understand each other? Some undoubtedly will say that we communicate because we know the same sounds. Some may say that we communicate because we know the same words. And some may say that we communicate because we make words from the sounds and place those words in a certain order. Only those who give the last answer approach the truth of the matter.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Elkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Kansas State Teachers CollegeUSA

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