In What Language do Deaf People Think?

Thanks to the innovative social software application, Digg, I discovered this interesting post on how the prelingually deaf think since they’ve never been exposed to spoken language. The article notes that the gestural/visual nature of sign language makes it conceptually closer to written Chinese than English. DIGG readers may be naturally drawn to the article because of the implications for the cognitive and computer sciences…

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… this brings to mind a book I’m currently reading, Noam Chomsky’s “On Nature and Language”, as well as a favorite read from several years ago, John Searle’s “Mind, Language and Society”. With the Internet getting better at revealing so much worthy of my curiousity, I am humbled by the saying, “Life is short.”

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