Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 11:39:11 -0500
From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence
On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Tom Uharriet wrote:
Music strikes me as thought--but not language. If you can whistle a tune
you can think without language. Just pucker up your lips and blow.
Outside of language, how would you measure one's ability to
conceptualize abstrats? I am not saying that we ONLY think through
language. I am saying we all think in language.
Tom Uharriet said:
"But the fact that we all think in language suggests some correlation
between our language and our intelligence."
Why would you presume that "we all think in language?" Except for those
conscious internal monologues/self-dialogues, how would we know? That
there may be cultural constructs common to thought and language both does
not require that thought be in language and so bear the form and
restrictions of language.
utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]admn.712.nebo.edu