Homework Help

Language originWhat is the origin of language? Do you agree with the conventionlists...

user profile pic

linayari | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted November 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM via web

dislike 0 like
Language originWhat is the origin of language? Do you agree with the conventionlists and naturelists's point of view regarding that matter?

Tagged with discussion, linguistics

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

I am a little torn, but I believe conventionalism.  I think that over time, people agree on language by using it.  Consider the new words that are added to our language, and how some nouns become verbs.  Language is not invented, it is agreed upon.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes