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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. Clint __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings!