Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What happens in the meantime to the many sounds the infant
once easily uttered, and what becomes of the ability he possessed, before he learned the sounds of a single language, to produce those contained in all of them? It is as if the acquisition of language were possible only through an act of oblivion . . .

Daniel Heller-Roazen, Echolalias: On the Forgetting of Language

4 comments:

ken baumann said...

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Josh Maday said...

mm-hmm

christopher higgs said...

I don't know this theorist - thanks for introducing me! I've put it on my wish list.

Josh Maday said...

Cool. No problem, Chris. I'm interested to hear what you think.