So there is no sense by which British and Mandarin Chinese will vary?
Irrrve never stated that. Things I stated is the fact that language do not have self-identifying markers that intrinsically denote a categorization. There is nothing in Chinese that states "I’m Chinese", there is nothing in British that states "I’m British", there is nothing in Swahili that states "I’m Swahili". We give them a call individuals things, so we roughly divide them into different languages, but individuals are always arbitrary but we can not really answer why. Also, languages never appear in vacuum pressure, but forever in the minds of loudspeakers.
A main problem of linguistic study is how you can reconcile a handy and necessary fiction having a great mass of inconvenient details. The fiction may be the perception of a "language" – British, Chinese, Navajo, Kashmiri. The details live in the mass of diversity exhibited in the performance of people once they make use of a given language.
Strevens 1982: 23
From the psycholinguistic perspective, when we view multilinguals’ languages to be symbolized inside the individual where mix-linguistic influence is an integral part from the dynamic and catalytic system, we have seen that they’re not separable into individual languages.
Kemp 2009: 16
Since languages don’t have self-identifying features, what really is really a languages should be operationally defined. That’s, the phrase language one chooses depends upon the reason you have in identifying a language.
Simons/Gordon, Junior. 2004: 2-3
The claim there are different languages on the planet is actually more complicated of computer appears. One the main one hands, many of us are very accustomed to terms for example Arabic, British, Japanese, Spanish, or Swahili, and think about these as different languages. However, all languages share exactly the same fundamental design features. Indeed, the most important scientific discovery of contemporary linguistics is there are common concepts among all human languages, as well as in the grand plan of products, the above mentioned names languages are simply minor variations on the theme.
Li 2013: 27
[…] languages, conceptions of languagesness and also the metalanguages accustomed to describe options are inventions. […] languages were, within the most literal sense, invented […].
[…] an associated interest here isn’t just within the invention and naming of specific languages but additionally within the broader processes and contexts of linguistic construction. From here of view, all languages are social constructions, artifacts similar with other constructions for example time: The rotation of the world [sic] on its axis is really a natural phenomenon, however the measurement of your time is definitely an artifact, a convention.
Makoni/Pennycook 2006: 1
5 Brilliant Language Learning Tips from Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot
Sakurai Runa: Biggest scam artist ever.
Iykury: Are you talking about the graffiti on the wall?
roberto ribas: His message is positive. He gives away a lot of tips for free… so, not a scam.
kharoozy: 8:50 "I don't pick languages, I pick cultures" well said.
Matthew Mauldon: Its funny ive been seeing people calling Benny a scam artist yet he has probably inspired many people to learn. For example I am 35 years of age and until a year and a half ago when I came across one of his videos I had given up on language learning. Now after a year and a half I can speak Spanish fluently and I can say a few things in Chinese, French, and Portugese. The last 3 languages I know very minimal though . My point Benny inspired me and gave me the confidence that learning a language is possible. He is positively inspiring people, and unless you can same the same, maybe it says more about you than it does him. Give the guy a break.
マスター禅: +Brant そうすね〜
Saud Ahmed: マスター禅 \n\n*そうですね
alee am: Great! Thanks!
Isaac Bootbull: Love this guy