northanger (northanger) wrote,
northanger
northanger

signing up?

thought this was interesting:

new post @ hyperstition links to Steven Pinker's Language Acquisition (apparently, the upcoming Hyperstition Linguistics Challenge has an extreme learning curve). note to self: shoot person who first said "reading is fundamental".

relavant Pinker quote:

...it is virtually impossible to show how children could learn a language unless you assume they have a considerable amount of nonlinguistic cognitive machinery in place before they start.

AQ 645 = LIGHT ECHO FROM STAR V838 MONOCEROTIS
AQ 645 = NONLINGUISTIC COGNITIVE MACHINERY

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