Reading assignment – 9/12/2012

Please read all Talking vs. writing posts:

Transcript of a British conversation 9/9/2012
Serving chili (transcript) 9/13/2012
Talking is old, writing is new (comma splice intentional) – John McWhorter 4/24/2012
Written language took centuries to develop 4/3/2012
Linguist Jim Miller on talking vs writing 3/31/2012  

And these posts on sentence structure:

What is syntax? (very short) 4/4/2012
5 + 2: the 7 “canonical” sentence patterns of English 9/9/2012
SVO vs SVC 9/11/2012

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