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Re: Language Change

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 11, 2000, 13:01 writes:
> > Same for me about French. That's not strange. The native language >is >always known nearly instinctively, so it's difficult to have an academic >knowing of it, as generally all the features remain unnoticed by a native >speaker. You have to know other languages to be able to compare and thus >find new things about your own language.
That's the reason why my Spanish Professors stress that whenever we visit the facilitators (native speakers), that we are not to ask them grammar questions. Mostly because they don't know much about the grammar and that they just know how to speak it. They say the facilitators are do not know the finer points of Spanish grammar (which is true, as most I know are not language majors). If we have grammar questions we are to go to the tutors. ________________________________________________ It's worth the risk of burning, to have a second chance...