Hey Dad! I am doing a project in a class at school. Since you are a Linguist, can you tall me about what Linguistics is?
Why sure son! It is the study of Language!
Well not exactly. You see, Language is uniquely human and it is always changing. It is composed of a system of rules called grammars. It is social and it varies according to region, speaker, identity, and situation. It defines communities and it can either bring prestige or stigma. All of these things fascinate us as we strive to understand and speak languages better!
Well Dad, if you study language all the time, why is your grammar so bad?