on re-learning language

Amanda Baggs‘ video challenges all notions of language, communication, and learning.  Be patient and watch through to her explanation about halfway through.

Does verbal  language prevent us from communicating? Is it possible to tell a story without language? What happens when we fully communciate with others? Is verbal language always necessary? Can we even think without words? Does all our talk keep us from connecting with each other? What is there to learn from people who speak in another radically different language? Baggs  learned to speak in our language.  What might be possible when we learn to speak in hers? Is nonverbal dialogue even possible?


2 thoughts on “on re-learning language

  1. A song is prayer without or with words or music necessarily.Music is a mode of communication of prayer that starts where the sounds of silence ends. Doth sayest the DOGG

  2. Hey there! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room
    mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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