Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:25:34 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence An interesting confusion of speech and language. Maybe among people with the required linguistic output conditions of Hawking, he is a good 'speaker' (as we more easily recognize talented 'speakers' [actors, singers, etc...] of ASL). Just reminding you of modes and channels. Dennis Preston >I think that people who have no ability to speak might be considered dumb. > >I am also struck by the fact that Stephen Hawking would be a rather bad >orator but he is in fact one of the most intelligent people of the 20th >century. So does his limited faciltiy limit his spirit or intelligence? Why >even ask - that question is what limits. > >Asher