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For questions about the psychology and neuroscience of the production and perception of oral and written language.

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languages. Linguists therefore use precisely defined concepts like “phoneme” to measure this. Also, I would dispute that thinking “in” a language (see my answer to Is it possible to think in a second … language? for a discussion of this idea) means that one is never mistaken on how to express oneself. The “tip-of-tongue” experience would suggest otherwise. Some thinkers even object to the notion that speaking can generally be seen as merely expressing some previously formed thought. …
answered Jul 1 '13 by Gala
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Is it possible to stop the conscious act of translating your native language to your second language or vice versa? Many people have already commented that they certainly experience thinking in … understanding cognitive processes (see for example the famous studies by Nisbett and Wilson). So both your conscious experience of thinking in your first language and my (or anyone else's) feeling of …
answered Jun 30 '13 by Gala