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(hoping for a dr. in linguistics in pittsburgh)
>From: Frankland <frankland>
>To: artedsnet <artsednet.edu>
>Subject: RE: Right Side of Brain and Semiotics
>Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 19:34:08 -0500
>I believe semiotics is the philosophical branch of applied linguistics.
>A few names come to mind although I can't say whether they are the
>'founders' - Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Jean
>Baudrillard. I believe Noam Chomsky is also a person you may be
>interested in reading. His research regarding language and meaning is
>quite interesting. He is responsible for the theory of the 'language
>acquisition device' - that there is a certain 'switch' in the brain that
>is triggered at a certain time - that then becomes atrophied to some
>extent as a person gets older.
>Vicky in Michigan
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