The Infinite Gift

The Infinite Gift

This is the brain's way of testing its options as it searches for the local and thus correct grammar -- and then discards all the wrong ones. And we humans, Yang shows, are not the only creatures who learn this way.

Author: Charles Yang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743293389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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A child's very first word is a miraculous sound, the opening note in a lifelong symphony. Most parents never forget the moment. But that first word is soon followed by a second and a third, and by the age of three, children are typically learning ten new words every day and speaking in complete sentences. The process seems effortless, and for children, it is. But how exactly does it happen? How do children learn language? And why is it so much harder to do later in life? Drawing on cutting-edge developments in biology, neurology, psychology, and linguistics, Charles Yang's The Infinite Gift takes us inside the astonishingly complex but largely subconscious process by which children learn to talk and to understand the spoken word. Yang illuminates the rich mysteries of language: why French newborns already prefer the sound of French to English; why baby-talk, though often unintelligible, makes perfect linguistic sense; why babies born deaf still babble -- but with their hands; why the grammars of some languages may be evolutionarily stronger than others; and why one of the brain's earliest achievements may in fact be its most complex. Yang also puts forth an exciting new theory. Building on Noam Chomsky's notion of a universal grammar -- the idea that every human being is born with an intuitive grasp of grammar -- Yang argues that we learn our native languages in part by unlearning the grammars of all the rest. This means that the next time you hear a child make a grammatical mistake, it may not be a mistake at all; his or her grammar may be perfectly correct in Chinese or Navajo or ancient Greek. This is the brain's way of testing its options as it searches for the local and thus correct grammar -- and then discards all the wrong ones. And we humans, Yang shows, are not the only creatures who learn this way. In fact, learning by unlearning may be an ancient evolutionary mechanism that runs throughout the animal kingdom. Thus, babies learn to talk in much the same way that birds learn to sing. Enlivened by Yang's experiences with his own young son, The Infinite Gift is as charming as it is challenging, as thoughtful as it is thought-provoking. An absorbing read for parents, educators, and anyone who has ever wondered about the origins of that uniquely human gift: our ability to speak and, just as miraculous, to understand one another.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Infinite Gift

The Infinite Gift

Positive Affirmation Card Pack. 55 Cards.

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ISBN: 0980876214

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Positive Affirmation Card Pack. 55 Cards.
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The Most Precious Message

The Most Precious Message

This is the message of righteousness by faith. "'He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Author: Martin Klein

Publisher:

ISBN: 0997589744

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Page: 130

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The most precious message ever given to mortals is the message that Jesus became our substitute, taking the penalty for our sins, that we might take his perfect righteousness and stand faultless in the judgement, appearing before the Father as if we had never sinned. This is the message of righteousness by faith. "'He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.' This penalty Christ bore for the sins of the transgressor; He has borne the punishment for every man and for this reason He can ransom every soul, however fallen his condition, if he will accept the law of God as his standard of righteousness." "The same healing, life-giving message is now sounding. It points to the uplifted Saviour upon the shameful tree. Those who have been bitten by that old serpent, the devil, are bidden to look and live... Look alone to Jesus as your righteousness and your sacrifice. As you are justified by faith, the deadly sting of the serpent will be healed." "By pledging His own life Christ has made Himself responsible for every man and woman on the earth. He stands in the presence of God, saying, 'Father, I take upon Myself the guilt of that soul. It means death to him if he is left to bear it. If he repents he shall be forgiven. My blood shall cleanse him from all sin. I gave My life for the sins of the world.'" "Jesus cares for each one as though there were not another individual on the face of the earth." "Come near... to Christ the Mighty Healer.... This wonderful manner of His love was evidenced at His crucifixion, and the light of His love is reflected in bright beams from the cross of Calvary. Now it remains for us to accept that love, to appropriate the promises of God to ourselves. "Just repose in Jesus. Rest in Him as a tired child rests in the arms of its mother. The Lord pities you. He loves you. The Lord's arms are beneath you.... Wounded and bruised, just repose trust in God. A compassionate hand is stretched out to bind up your wounds. He will be more precious to your soul than the choicest friend, and all that can be desired is not comparable to Him. Only believe Him; only trust Him. Your friend in affliction-one who knows."
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Europe Or The Infinite Task

Europe  Or The Infinite Task

Built exclusively on the mysterium tremendum — in other words , on the unseen
gaze of an absolutely selfless Goodness , who shakes the soul ( the self or
person ) because it is unable to adequately respond to this gift of love — Europe
is to ...

Author: Rodolphe Gasché

Publisher: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

ISBN: UOM:39015078787028

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

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Gasché's latest book explores the concept or idea of Europe in the philosophies of Husserl, Heidegger, Patoka, and Derrida, and how it is linked to the notions of rationality, universality, world, the relation the other, and responsibility.
Categories: Philosophy

The Doctrine of Eternal Misery Reconcileable with the Infinite Benevolence of God Etc

The Doctrine of Eternal Misery Reconcileable with the Infinite Benevolence of God  Etc

be dead ; much more the grace of God , and the gift by grace , which is by one
man , Jesus Christ , hath abounded unto many . And not as it was by one that
finned , so is the gift : for the judgment was by one to condemnation , but the free
gift is ...

Author: Nathan STRONG (the Younger, Pastor of the North Presbyterian Church in Hartford, Connecticut.)

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ISBN: BL:A0020842342

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The Unspeakable Gift

The Unspeakable Gift

The Gift of Eternal Life Through Jesus Christ Our Lord John Hancock Pettingell. II
. The capacities and capabilities of Man . The argument from the nature of the
soul , which we have just considered , so far as there is any argumentative force
in ...

Author: John Hancock Pettingell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B294419

Category: Future life

Page: 365

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Categories: Future life

Studies in John s Gospel

Studies in John s Gospel

pictures of God ' s gifts to his people ; and pictures of the covenant of grace . It
gives us a picture of the love ... God ' s love to us is infinite , and he proves it to be
infinite by an infinite gift , the gift of his own Son . What the world needs most is a
 ...

Author: David Gregg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063628203

Category: Bible

Page: 348

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The Homiletic Review

The Homiletic Review

Love will delight in the gift of Christ . The bride treasures more the plain ring of
betrothal than the diamond ring of purchase . What must be the value of the least
gift from the Infinite love ? What the infinite gift of Himself ? 4. Love will keep the ...

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ISBN: PSU:000065375532

Category: Theology

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All Faith the gift of God Real Faith entire Two sermons etc

All Faith the gift of God  Real Faith entire  Two sermons  etc

And well were it , were it only the Infinite ! ... inanimate abstraction , not He who
Alone Is , and Who , in His Infinite Love and Goodness , made us out of nothing ,
to have our being in Him . Every gift of God is plainly good , if it be sanctified .

Author: Edward Bouverie Pusey

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021547495

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Page: 94

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Infinite

Infinite

After a childhood spent wandering across the United States, Paris Taylor is finally able to settle down and become a normal high school girl.

Author: T. C. Steuer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0999333720

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Page: 256

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After a childhood spent wandering across the United States, Paris Taylor is finally able to settle down and become a normal high school girl. She has a best friend, a perfect boyfriend, and a father who's taught her everything from how to surf to how to fix her hair.But everything changes when she turns eighteen and receives a gift that others would kill for, a gift that gives her powers beyond her understanding. With a shadowy international organization called the USI on their tail, Paris and her friends flee Utah and ultimately the country, but the USI is waiting for them every step of the way. Her only hope is to find her mother, the one person who cannot be found. But the USI is looking for her mother too, and they're willing to do whatever it takes to find her ...
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Tracts on Church Principles

Tracts on Church Principles

which we are commanded to use ; and also of some in . ward and spiritual Gift ,
then communicated from God to all who are ... It must however be here stated that
the infinite Gifts conveyed to us in the two Sacraments are of the most essential ...

Author: John Rowland West

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWRKH3

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Sparks from the Infinite

Sparks from the Infinite

"Sparks from the Infinite" is a collection of mediumistic transcripts, dictated for over thirty years by an Angel of God. They therefore do not originate from a human source.

Author: Il Cenacolo

Publisher: Fultus Corporation

ISBN: 9781596821217

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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"Sparks from the Infinite" is a collection of mediumistic transcripts, dictated for over thirty years by an Angel of God. They therefore do not originate from a human source.
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Things new and old

Things new and old

... by the gift of His own Son - righteousness and life . Only the infinite gift must
abound over the finite , dreadful as has been the result of that creature ' s sin .
God could not , in His free favour to us , give a gift that would come short of our
need .

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ISBN: OXFORD:555011428

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The Liberal Preacher

The Liberal Preacher

... of this common gift of God to all through our Lord Jesus Christ , the infinite gift
of eternal life . Here it is , that on this day , all are alike taught to feel and
acknowledge their relation and obligations to this great and ever present , though
unseen ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858046075168

Category: Sermons

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Sermons

Sermons

... feels that he can claim no pre - eminence of rank here , where all earthly
honors and possessions are eclipsed and lost in the splendor and vastness of
this common gift of God to all through our Lord Jesus Christ , the infinite gift of
eternal life ...

Author: James Flint

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021922560

Category: Sermons, American

Page: 303

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Categories: Sermons, American

A Deed of Gift to My Dear Son Captain Matt Page

A Deed of Gift to My Dear Son  Captain Matt  Page

There can be no propitiation for , without expiation of sin ; the expiation of sin is
by suffering the punishment ; and the sin being committed against an infinite
Majesty , the suffering by which it is expiated , must be of infinite value ; in these ...

Author: John Page

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002263100

Category: Atonement

Page: 276

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Categories: Atonement

Contemplations and meditations on the public life of Jesus Christ according to the method of st Ignatius tr from M ditations selon la m thode de st Ignace by a sister of mercy revised by W J Amherst 2 vols in 1

Contemplations and meditations on the public life of     Jesus Christ  according to the method of st  Ignatius  tr  from  M  ditations selon la m  thode de st  Ignace  by a sister of mercy  revised by W J  Amherst  2 vols   in 1

We know this divine food ; it is the adorable Eucharist , the infinite gift of the love
of our Saviour , which contains really and truly His Body , His Blood , His Soul ,
and His Divinity under the species of bread and wine . Let us consider how
greatly ...

Author: William Joseph Amherst

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ISBN: OXFORD:600091255

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Homiletic Review

Homiletic Review

He cannot receive this gift of 2 . Here also is to be found the se - God who has not
thought concerning cret of peace , in simply accepting this Him , who is not
convinced of Him , divine gift from the source of infinite or who is hostile to Him .

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ISBN: UOM:39015074655385

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The Preacher and Homiletic Monthly

The Preacher and Homiletic Monthly

He cannot receive this gift of 2. Here also is to be found the se God who has not
thought concerning cret of peace , in simply accepting this Him , who is not
convinced of Him , divine gift from the source of infinite or who is hostile to Him .

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ISBN: WISC:89077077170

Category: Theology

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The Christian Miscellany and Family Visiter

The Christian Miscellany  and Family Visiter

But one among all stands gloriously pre - eminent , the gift of God ' s Son . It is an
infinite gift , because the Son of God is an infinite being ; and it is the highest , the
greatest of all actual or possible gifts , because it is God himself .

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH6K9I

Category: Methodism

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Categories: Methodism