Monday, June 27, 2016
John McIntyre writes in the Baltimore Post:
"An additional mistake is to give the written dialect of English primacy over the spoken, as if written standard English were the 'correct' form of the language and speech a corrupted version. People who think that have got the wrong end of the stick. Speech is the primary language, which we are learning in infancy long before schooling. Speech is where new words and new usages of old words arise, the place where language evolves."