For ages people believed that thinking took place in the heart - literally. It wasn’t until more recent times that an understanding of anatomy and the actual function of body organs made it clear that the brain rather than the heart sponsors the thinking that one does.

Still, however, at this late date, though language and thought are inseparably connected, many conceive of language as though it were just a matter of wagging tongues and scribbling pens. In this chapter, we discover that language, like thought, is ‘brain-tied’ rather than tongue-tied..

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Chapter 1 - Language in the Mind
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