Old August 14, 2006, 01:44 PM
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Article on language learning

I just ran accross an interesting article on language learning. If you're into this stuff, it'll be interesting.

If a baby growing up in an English-speaking home squeals "a my pencil!" dad might correct him, saying, "That's 'my pencil,' sweetie." If a toddler points to an older brother and complains, "tickled me," mom might say, "You mean, 'Joey tickled me.' " And the toddler who declares, "I don't want no spinach," is told to say, "I don't want any spinach."

Yet, the first child is speaking perfectly grammatical Greek, the second is uttering correct Chinese and the third is speaking proper Spanish, argues linguist Charles Yang.
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Old August 24, 2006, 09:10 AM
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Re: Article on language learning

Interesante, yo he aprendido acercade Noam Chomsky en la escuela.
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