General Linguistics Raung-fu Chung Southern Taiwan University [email protected] Teaching Goals 1. To what extent can it be called to know a language? 2. Why can children learn a language in such a short time? 3. What has been internalized in terms of language knowledge?喬 Linguistic competence 1. Able to produce all the possible sounds or lingusitic structure in a langauge. 2. Able to prevent all the impossible sounds or linguistic structures from being produced. Universal Grammar Assumptions: a. Language Acquisition Device (LAD) b. Core grammar c. Parameter setting Parameter setting basis Sampels A book buy Buy a book 買一本書 The table on On the table 在桌子上 Language and Language use 1. Langue vs. Parole 2. Linguistic competence vs. language use Questions?