Re: "Usefull languages"
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 14, 2002, 1:04|
As usual, see below:
--- David Starner <starner@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 11:55:30PM +0100, Almaran
> Dungeonmaster wrote:
> > I must agree with Christophe. I learnt English,
> German and French starting
> > at elementary school purely through usage:
> learning children's rhymes,
> But that's beside the point. I'm talking about adult
> learning of
> languages, not learning languages as a child, which
> is much easier and
> IIRC somewhat different mentally.
The reason for this is supposed to be that interaction
between the hemispheres of the brain is more active in
childhood--the left brain/right brain paradigm hasn't
"crystallized" yet. Since language acquisition
requires both sides of the brain, it's more easily
accomplished in childhood.
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