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> salvador wilcox
> >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