Date: Sun Jun 7, 1998 11:02
SignWriting List Forum
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,