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Re: [xmca] Peter Smagorinsky on concepts

Andy, sorry I don't have my copy of T & S with me, but how does this:

>   "Thought is always something whole, something with significantly
>   greater extent and volume than the individual word. Over the course
>   of several minutes, an orator frequently develops the same thought.
>   This thought is contained in his mind as a whole. It does not arise
>   step by step through separate units in the way that his speech
>   develops. /What is contained simultaneously in thought unfolds
>   sequentially in speech. /Thought can be compared to a hovering cloud
>   which gushes a shower of words" {Thinking and Speech, Chapter 7,
>   LSVCW vol 1}.

square with the idea of thought as highly predicated* (i.e. abbreviated)
inner speech?
Is inner speech the process of evaporation that filled the "clouds" (i.e.
thought) with words in the first place? There are atmospheric forces in the
sky (i.e. thought) that are part of what causes the precipitates of thought
to form, but those forces are transformed by the addition of water
(words/language)? But maybe I'm taking the metaphor too far...
*I thought that this is the word used in one of the translations...

Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Sanford I. Berman Post-Doctoral Scholar
Department of Communication
University of California, San Diego
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