The Relationship Between Thought and Language
|Thought and Language|
|Words and Their Meanings|
|Language: Tool or Master of Thought?|
|Comprehension: The Reason for Language|
|Applying the Framework|
|Terms to Know|
There is an old story about three umpires that goes something like this:
Three umpires were unwinding at a local pub after a very tough day. All three had endured abusive shouts like, "Kill the umpire" and had numerous offers for new pairs of eyeglasses. After a few mugs of brew, they began discussing how they decide to call balls and strikes. The first umpire, Jim, explained that it was really quite simple. "I simply call them as I see them."
Donnie, the second umpire, disagreed when he said, "I see them as I call them."