Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lovely and thoughtful article at the TOF Spot

Mike Flynn posted this interesting post called "Talk to the Animals" and I thought I'd pass it on. It discusses the difference between signs and symbols, and the distinction between animal understanding of language and human understanding of language. The parts that I found especially wonderful were quotes from the experience of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, concerning her first understanding of language. It's nearly enough to bring me to tears, and I hope you'll go take a look.