To Speak, Perchance To ‘Dream In Chinese’: Why I love languages!
Deborah Fallows, a linguistics professor, has a written a book about her journey with learning Chinese. Melissa Block of NPR makes a great interview with her. This is a GREAT story! Do listen to it.
I have always dreamed of being able to speak all the languages of the world. Hah! How I wish Chomsky’s ominous BLACK BOX would disappear and just let me get on with thawing and reshaping the deep structures that command the various ways of thinking and seeing the world. If anyone has insights to offer for learning new languages (and challenging ones, such as Mandarin) as an adult, please share!