Name one thing that you have done today that didn’t involve language. Clean your teeth, eat breakfast, take a pee, go for a jog? But all these things involve language. You have just told me what you did in language.
So let’s start again. Name one thing you did today that didn’t involve language.
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Not so easy is it? We cannot get away from language. Everything we say, write and think is through language. Even ‘cleaning teeth’ and ‘going for a jog’ are linguistic statements.
We are language in a sense and language is our DNA. Everything you have ever done since birth and have ever thought and have ever spoken and have ever written is encoded in language.
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Go on, your physical is itching to know why it has been left out.