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Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:35:00 -0500

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Krista Tippett's Journal: Commenting on Our Consciousness through Studying the Deepest Meaning of Human Language

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:35:00 -0500

"In recent years, she's delved into the fact that children in every language and culture studied by linguists have huge animal vocabularies. She's puzzling, these days, over what that says about us as human beings. … Alone among the creatures, as Jean Berko Gleason puts it, we are able to reflect, to be conscious of ourselves, and to comment on that."(image)

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