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Foreign-Language Acquisition

Can an adult acquire the same mental faculties in a foreign language that a native speaker acquires in their youth? For those of us who have aspirations which go beyond the low standard of simply being able to communicate literal information with a fluent-but-obviously-foreign accent, this is a deep question that demands serious attention.

  1. How to Make Yourself Spongy (2/3/2019)
  2. The Adult-Like Path to Child-Like Acquisition (1/5/2019)
  3. Don’t Cheat Your Way to High-Level Listening Comprehension (8/8/2018)
  4. The Role of Meditation in Language Learning (5/24/2018)
  5. Kanji: The Outside vs. Inside View (2/13/2018)
  6. Manually Implement What Children Naturally Do (2/6/2018)
  7. The Limitations of Pure Immersion (1/7/2018)
  8. How to Soak Up Language Like a Sponge (1/6/2018)
  9. The True Meaning of, “Your Japanese is Great!” (12/20/2017)
  10. The Trial-and-Error System of Grammatical Acquisition (12/18/2017)
  11. When a Foreign Language Strikes the Heart (12/8/2017)
  12. Grammatical Acquisition: The Opposite Paths of the Native and the Foreigner (11/20/2017)
  13. A Psychological Basis for the Critical Period of Language Acquisition (9/11/2017)
  14. Languages Are More Than Just Words (7/24/2017)
  15. The Convenient Curse of Adulthood (1/8/2017)
  16. Can Foreigners Development Grammatical Intuition? (12/21/2016)

Health

  1. The Diseases of Civilization (8/27/2018)
  2. The Price We Pay for Untangling Variables (7/19/2018)
  3. When Death is Preferred to the Cure (7/9/2018)
  4. The Degeneration/Regeneration Cycle (5/6/2018)
  5. The Sociological Significance of Cancer (5/3/2018)
  6. Why Does Food Have Mental Effects? (4/18/2018)
  7. Cancer: How Civilization Obscures the Simple Solution (4/18/2018)
  8. Why We Don’t See the Mental Effects of Food (3/12/2018)
  9. Close All the Exits! (3/10/2018)

The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization

  1. In Defense of Promiscuity (7/20/2018)
  2. Blacks: Their Use in American Politics (5/12/2018)
  3. Throw Away the Map at Your Peril (5/2/2018)
  4. Women Don’t Want Power Over Men (4/30/2018)
  5. The Masculine Woman’s War on Gender Roles (4/21/2018)
  6. Men Make History, But Women Raise Boys into Manhood (4/21/2018)
  7. The Segregated Sphere of Casual Sex (2/17/2018)
  8. A Psychological Root of Multiculturalism (1/16/2017)
  9. The Evolutionary Basis of Tradition (12/27/2017)
  10. The Denial of Human Nature (12/18/2017)
  11. Only the Dead May Speak the Truth (11/22/2017)
  12. Pornography: A Toxic Bulwark against Violent Revolution (11/18/2017)
  13. The Peculiar Difficulty of Social Science (8/21/2017)

Analytical Philosophy

  1. Thingspace (7/19/2018)