See also, Language and Human Behavior, by Derek
Bickerton, U. of Hawaii, U. of Washington Press, 1995. His view conflicts with
the Chomsky Pinker axis.
Perhaps the fetus demonstrates reasoning in the
second trimester, then learns a language we call music.
Unique to animals having a frontal lobe one part of
the brain stacks signs, aka' words, aka' operands while the other stacks
transforms, aka' functors, aka' operators.
After birth we bother them with English (vocab and
grammar), Algebra, Cobol, String Theory and other languages. They can
do this because each stack is extensible (thanks to the 'learn' functor)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 8:50
Subject: [ontolog-forum] language
determines the categories of thought?
I dont have experimental results as yet, but have just located
a wonderful book, the cambridge handbook of thinking and reasoning
The Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and
Reasoning By Keith James Holyoak, Robert G.
and somewhere around page 640 it talks about the
relationship between language and the categories of thought
EXPERIMENTS, also on page 646 discussed spatial
recommend reading and additional insights
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/
To join: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid1J