learning language learning

[this blog post is best paired with michael ketterer’s “without love”]

“language learning is not a matter of acquiring a simple mechanical ability to produce acoustic signals so as to buy, sell, etc. it is a process by which we make vital contacts with a new community, a new way of life, and a new system of thinking. to do this well is the basic requirement of effective missionary endeavor.”

— eugene a. nida

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