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|Question:||Dear Sir/Madam, In earlier generative grammar there was made a distinction between competence and performance. Later on, it was supplanted by I-language vs. E-language. As far as I know, it's more than just a terminological change and these two dichotomies do not cover the same ground. However, I don't really get where the difference lies - could anybody explain to me why the old distinction was abandoned and what consequences it has? Also... there is the old dichotomy introduced by de Saussure: langue vs. parole, which can be related to the aforementioned Chomskyan concepts too. Where does it stand with regard to them? Yours sincerely, Kamil|
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