Re: "Learning" Language

Subject: Re: "Learning" Language
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 17:05:54 -0800

> The current research by *some individuals* does not necessarily mean the
> theory is fact. Have they isolated a gene for this "hardwiring?" If so,
> can they distinguish which language the gene is hardcoded for? Do Chinese
> people have a gene for a Chinese "dialect", whereas French people have a
> gene for learning French?

I think you're shooting from the hip here, and, like some others who have
posted on this subject, you've hit your foot.

I don't recall anyone proposing specific genes for specific languages and
dialects. Why don't you find out what's actually being proposed before you
rush to shoot it down. ...RM

Richard Mateosian President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro

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