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CONLANG Digest - 24 Feb 2000 to 25 Feb 2000 (#2000-57)

From:Fredrik Ekman <ekman@...>
Date:Saturday, February 26, 2000, 12:43
Dirk wrote:

> I agree with And; phonology is best acquired by doing and practicing, > rather than by trying to assimilate large chunks of expository > writing.
While not a linguist, I am something of a pedagogist, and I do not quite agree here. While practice and experience is important in all learning (or should be) it is also best balanced by a healthy dose of theory. Assimilation and accomodation are both important for the learning process. Of course, it would never occur to me to demand that anyone write a general tutorial for me. I am only speaking from a theoretical point of view here. Sorry about the off-topic post. /F