Re: PCP course exercise

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Sun, 29 Jan 1995 10:46:36 -0500 (EST)

Jack, and other PCP network participants:

Jack wrote:

< I was wondering if you are aware of any ways that this reflects the
< psychology of the people who use language this way? I am of the group
< that believes that the way people use language determines much about the
< way they think. Any comments that you would care to make would be of
< interest to me.

I recall reading an observation which said, essentially, "Learning to
speak and write in a second language requires that one learn to think in a
different manner."
In other terms, the second language requires the use of a contruct
system which must differ considerably from the construct system used to process
the native language.

We have tried to say, elaboratively, that the two divergent construct
systems might differ in the features which distiguish the basic ontological
Jim Mancuso