The Science of Language and Its Place in General Education

Catherine V Morrissy, Fordham University


There seems to be some truth after all in the old English saying that familiarity breeds contempt, or, at all events, indifference. There is nothing we are more familiar with than our own language. We learn it, we hardly know how. While reading, writing, arithmetic, and all the rest, are not acquired without considerable effort, and are often forgotten again in later life, we learn our most difficult lesson, namely, speaking, without any conscious effort, and however old we may grow, we never forget it again.

Subject Area

Higher education|Language|Education|Elementary education

Recommended Citation

Morrissy, Catherine V, "The Science of Language and Its Place in General Education" (1927). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29336623.