„The aim of linguistics is to go beyond the study of individual languages to determine what the universal properties of language are, and to establish a ‘universal grammar’ that would account for the range of linguistic variation that is humanly possible.“

Quelle: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 1987, p. 84

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„There is always the danger that the use of traditional grammatical terms with reference to a wide variety of languages may be taken to imply a secret belief in universal grammar. Every analysis of a particular ‘language’ must of necessity determine the values of the ad hoc categories to which traditional names are given. What is here being sketched is a general linguistic theory applicable to particular linguistic descriptions, not a theory of universals for general linguistic description.“

—  John Rupert Firth English linguist 1890 - 1960

Quelle: "A synopsis of linguistic theory 1930-1955." 1957, p. 21; as cited in: Olivares, Beatriz Enriqueta Quiroz. The interpersonal and experiential grammar of Chilean Spanish: Towards a principled Systemic-Functional description based on axial argumentation. Diss. University of Sydney, 2013.

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„Cartesian linguistics was not concerned simply with descriptive grammar, in this sense, but rather with “grammaire générale,” that is, with the universal principles of language structure.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

"Description and explanation in linguistics"
Quotes 2000s, 2007-09, (3rd ed., 2009)

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„The central doctrine of Cartesian linguistics is that the general features of grammatical structure are common to all languages and reflect certain fundamental properties of the mind.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

"Acquisition and use of language"
Quotes 2000s, 2007-09, (3rd ed., 2009)

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„Cases where several nations speak the same language are treated in linguistics as pluricentric languages.“

—  Snježana Kordić Croatian linguist 1964

Fälle, in denen mehrere Nationen eine Sprache sprechen, werden in der Sprachwissenschaft als plurizentrische Sprachen behandelt.
[Kordić, Snježana, w:Snježana Kordić, Snježana Kordić, Moderne Nationalbezeichnungen und Texte aus vergangenen Jahrhunderten, Zeitschrift für Balkanologie, 46, 1, 41, 2010, http://www.zeitschrift-fuer-balkanologie.de/index.php/zfb/article/view/222/222, 0044-2356] (in German)

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„As a linguist, I don't think of Ada as a big language. Now, English and Japanese, those are big languages. Ada is just a medium-sized language.“

—  Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954

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„A linguistic variable is a variable whose values are words or sentences in a natural or synthetic language.“

—  Lotfi A. Zadeh Electrical engineer and computer scientist 1921 - 2017

Variante: A linguistic variable is defined as a variable whose values are sentences in a natural or artificial language.
Quelle: 1970s, Outline of a new approach to the analysis of complex systems and decision processes (1973), p. 28

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„I'm no linguist, but I have been told that in the Russian language, there isn't even a word for freedom.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

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