Poll: Does grammar emerge from speech, or speech from grammar?

Does grammar emerge from speech, or speech from grammar?

Grammar emerges from speech
Speech emerges from grammar

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  • Added: August 2003

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nevar111

Get real! Speech obviously began long before "grammar" was developed.

Vidableek

Yeah, a certain speech is made up then the rules of grammar just sort of happen. Like how there's no L sound in the chinese language. No one determined that then started to make the language.

Chuck Newman

chicken or egg ?

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