trash vs literature

Otter Perry ottertee at
Sat Jan 22 10:04:14 EST 2005

On Friday, January 21, 2005, at 09:43 PM, Margaret Ball wrote:

>> Monolingual and bilingual brains differ, certainly, but I'm not
>> sure one is stunted.
> Well, let's put it this way: I am fairly sure my brain has two 
> language compartments, one marked "English" and one marked "Everything 
> Else." When called upon to produce a phrase from the second 
> compartment, it is liable to pull out not the appropriate language for 
> the situation, but whatever language was used last and is therefore 
> lying on top of the heap.

My brain works this way, too.  I never remember so much Russian
as when I'm trying to learn some other language.


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