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Autor:  m robertson
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Data:  27/OUT/2003 12:03 AM
Assunto:  Re: hast thou ever?
 
Mensagem:  on many occasions, when becoming aware of my language teaching 'experiences', monolingual mother-tongue English speakers have told me (with conviction) of their 'awareness' that the English language is the most difficult of all to learn and speak - i am always surprised by this type of comment and have never had it adequately explained to me why this should be the case i certainly don't believe it to be the case at the same time i recall clearly the pride of (usually monolingual) Italian speakers explaining with conviction how their language is in fact the most subtle and complex of all i've heard similar nonsense being trotted out by various speakers of other languages too it seems the uniform principle with this type of thinking is that the speaker's own language is always the Everest of climbs it all brings to mind a couple of aphorisms which go: ignorance is bliss and a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing to let you all in on a well-kept secret, the most difficult language of all is (of course) that spoken by the natives of that distant southern continent ... 'strine pull the other one, eh??!!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
hast thou ever?  –  pat  26/OUT/2003, 3:20 PM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  Miguel Vieira  26/OUT/2003, 5:56 PM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  pat  26/OUT/2003, 8:34 PM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  Ran  26/OUT/2003, 9:14 PM
 Re: hast thou ever?  –  m robertson  27/OUT/2003, 12:03 AM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  pat  27/OUT/2003, 9:42 AM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  michael r  27/OUT/2003, 11:07 AM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  José Roberto  27/OUT/2003, 11:32 AM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  José Roberto  27/OUT/2003, 11:33 AM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  pat  27/OUT/2003, 5:35 PM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  José Roberto  27/OUT/2003, 12:33 AM
Re: hast thou ever?  –  Lucas  27/OUT/2003, 5:04 AM

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