Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
is a world-renowned linguist and the
man credited with writing "the final word"
in the phonology of the English language
along with Morris Halle, Professor of Linguistics
now retired from MIT.
Work with intuitive methods in language
shows that the method works.
Children are a perfect example, because
they learn only by listening to and repeating sounds ...
And setting them in a meaningful context.
Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, France
There is an emerging openness to alternative approaches in neuro-science with the new techniques that shows complex processes in brain activity. We are able to see processes in "real time", and this has led to several reports being published. However the results of these new discoveries trickles down the slowest into the educational system. It's a big ship that takes a long time to turn.
STS offers a shortcut.
French research unit INSERM-CEA conducted a study that confirmed the existence of different routes to the sounds of speech and the sounds are processed by the brain with very differing speeds.
Source: Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Christophe Pallier Willy Serniclaes, Liliane Sprenger-Charolles, Antoinette Jobert and Stanislas Dehaene:
"Neural correlates of auditory switching to speech perception."
NeuroImage, 24 (1): 21--33, January 2005 [PDF]
(document in English)
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