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Mar 14, 2005



I find the development of languages truly fascinating, in fact, I have always loved to observe how babies learn to speak a language. It appears that the brain of a baby is 'hard wired' to absorb languages. I wonder if during the development of this semantic language concept one could apply some of the baby brain functions. http://www.fcs.uga.edu/pubs/current/FACS03-6.html

It seems that the 'brain' has some sort of pathways that facilitate language. The pathways disolve after the age 12. From personal experience I know that I learned to speak all the languages I know by 12.. In anycase,these pathways are not necessarily for the memorization of 'words' but rather through these pathways one can develop contextual understanding. For example, the first time I heard the idiom 'bling, bling' I really didn't know what the actual meaning was, but because P.Diddy was doing gestures with his hands, and was showing all his jewels, it was evident, 'bling bling' meant gems, and such.:-)

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