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  • louise
    Oct 4, 2004
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      Patient Wordsmith,

      Try getting out of 'Hamlet', and diving into 'Macbeth'.

      You Americans miss out on so much, without a living monarchy ...

      Anti-Republican Aryan Socialist

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "bjunius30" <bjunius30@n...> wrote:
      >
      > 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
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > <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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