From: Wade T. Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 25 May 2003 - 18:41:05 GMT
On Sunday, May 25, 2003, at 05:48 AM, memetics-digest wrote:
> where is language stored?
The mechanism for language is in the mind, yes- is this not basic
linquistics? But, the technology of language is a system of symbols and
behaviors which are _learned_ within the cultural venue, and, granted,
these memories are stored in the mind. Is this not also basic
If Jill and Jack both learned their technologies of language solely
within an english venue, then both would not understand chinese that
encoded the same message of 'meet me at 2 under the city hall clock'
that they would both understand in either written or spoken form in
english, because the english venue supplied their referents for both
written and spoken forms of english. And if either one had only been
supplied with the spoken form, that one would not find any meaning for
anything _written_ in english. The scribblings on the paper would be
useless to communicate meaning to them.
The venue of language is not different in your example, and thus it is
an invalid example of different modalities.
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