That was a highly disturbing conversation though
I also think I’ve heard my heart and my self-esteem break into one thousand pieces (for the second time in a week…)
… historia se repetit.
Every single technological device I own is conspiring against me. I know, I know.
and it’s October 14 and mosquitoes are still around.
Talking about this ‘prosody depends on syntax’ paradigm… I actually believe the contrary to be true.
I we feel safe to admit that language is a communicative tool then we must also admit that all levels are tools that serve this communicative need, and hence is Information Structure that sets all the possible interfaces a language could be using in order to execute all of his communicative tasks.
Language is the way it is so that we can use it in order to communicate, otherwise there would be no common language in a set of people. We would all be speaking different languages and we wouldn’t be able to communicate. Of course there are idiolects, but that’s another story…
latin is like a toga: it looks very authoritative and regal from the outside, but there are all sorts of ridiculous twists and turns underneath that make the whole thing work, and if you work your way through all of them and manage to figure out the logic behind it all, underneath you’ll mostly find dicks