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Language and Thinking

by Richard W. Dettering - 1970

The topic of this chapter blends with other topics in this yearbook. Still, in contrast to the phonological, structural, social, and historical facts about language, the relationship to thinking seems elusive. Linguistic performance, whether in speech or writing, audition or reading, tends to be observable and overt, palpable to the eye and ear, its occurrence usually acknowledged, its properties often measurable and predictable. Cognition, on the other hand, enjoys no such status as an object of agreement or scientific study.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 69, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 6, 1970, p. 275-301
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19585, Date Accessed: 10/22/2020 8:18:51 PM

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