Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying

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Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 11:36:28 GMT

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    On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 11:50:13PM -0500, Scott Chase wrote:
    > >> I wouldn't say one's native language is imitated so much as learned.
    > >
    > >Don't you think imitation plays a large part in such learning?
    > >
    > >
    > I'm not sure about native language, but learning second languages can be a
    > chore.

    Is that relevant?

    > One could imitate the sounds of the words one hears when trying to learn
    > pronunciation of words as one learns a second language.

    "Could"? It's absolutely essential, isn't it?

    > Rolling r's as in
    > Spanish or some of the German word pronunciations might be a little awkward.

    I don't the relevance of difficulty. Or, as I said to Wade, that it needs
    to be right first time to be considered imitation.

    Robin Faichney 
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    eventually to unify mind, matter, and meaning in a single theory," say
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