Sumeria + Akkad, Language and Culture

Today I start a new blog about language as promised. Sumeria, Spanish for Sumer, and Akkad were the first modern civilization. The Sumerian language was the first written language and coalesced with Akkadian in a symbiotic bilingualism that progressed in both directions. KI.EN.GIR, its original in Sumerian, or  Sumeria represents the beginning of written expression and it …


The Infinite Gift

Following the study of first language acquisition and evolutionary linguistics, Charles Yang's title The Infinite Gift presents his view on how children learn to speak. Yang states that while children try to produce the correct structure of their own language, the failed attempts represent "correct" structures in other languages. Thus children unlearn the grammar of others in order to acquire their own.