Re: Linux for Kids
From: Julian Bradfield (jcb_at_inf.ed.ac.uk)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:51:10 +0000 (UTC)
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Mxsmanic <email@example.com> wrote:
>When linguists make absolute statements like "it's impossible to acquire
>native proficiency after puberty," they are assuming extraordinary
>burdens of proof, since they're essentially telling millions of people
>not to bother to try, because they have no hope.
Which linguists say this?
>Additionally, despite what linguists say, there are many examples of
>people acquiring native fluency in new languages long after puberty and
There are certainly many cases of people acquiring native fluency as
judged by other natives. Most of those I know, however, don't actually
consider themselves to have native fluency, compared to their mother