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From:  Erin Wilkinson
Date:  Sun Jun 7, 1998  11:02 am
Subject:  Younger Language?

According to Birketon, he said that language was intended to represent
the symbolic images in our minds, then the second level in the process
of language's function is to stimulate communication.

I think Dan(?) Birketon's point is very interesting because he
argues that humans symbolize everything (like metalanguage) before
the physical and more concrete forms develop which reflects upon
our communication systems. So, hymophonys probably are the results
of major and massive fusion of morphological and phonological changes,
but the bottom line according to Birketon's Roots of Language, it does
not matter because we still can separate them among our ability to
symbolize and distinguish them.

a thought for the day,

  Replies Author Date
192 Re: Younger Language? The Watsons Sun  6/7/1998
194 Re: Younger Language? Charles Butler Mon  6/8/1998
197 Re: Younger Language? Judy Kegl Tue  6/9/1998

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