Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 09:01:30 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Re: non-linguistic thinking
People think in language after they aquire one. We also think in
other ways as has been pointed out. Nevertheless, I do not believe
there is anyone who has aquired a language without thinking in one.
I'm behind in doing my e-mail, so I may be repeating an as-yet unread post.
If we thought in language, how would we learn language? Simple as that!
How in anyone's imagination could Helen Keller have caught on when her
caretaker spelled out 'water' if Helen had to already have language in
order to think? (Purists: pardon emphatic split infinitive)
DMLance, U of Missouri
utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]admn.712.nebo.edu