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  • bjunius30
    Oct 4, 2004
      But action is the enemy of thought eduard!




      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, eduard at home <yeoman@v...> wrote:
      > We speak by means of "mental scripts". Thus language not only
      enables our communication but also affects our thinking.
      >
      > eduard
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Mary Jo
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 12:58 PM
      > Subject: [existlist] Language
      >
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      > <My thesis project would interest some here, as I am working on
      how
      > the brain constructs written language, with an emphasis on how we
      can
      > approach teaching writing more effectively in "special"
      situations.
      > I'm interested in how ideas become words -- or as Chomsky has
      argued,
      > how words allow for ideas. (It's an interesting problem, since we
      > need words to measure some knowledge. This leads to "what is
      real" in
      > language.)> CSW
      >
      > CSW, This might be of interest. Although it doesn't deal
      specifically
      > with 'written' language, it deals with how the brain
      is 'prepared'
      > and 'constructed' to develop and use language. We are genetically
      pre-
      > wired, though not for a specific language. The internal links are
      > informative as well. Mary
      >
      > <http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000D636E-E3C0-1149-
      > A2E783414B7F4945>
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