Unformatted text preview: of experiencing when they say “Polly want a cracker,” the bird receives a cracker. The discussion continued with someone’s experience with their birds speaking without anyone in a room implying that the bird is able to talk without the reward and therefore is just talking merely to talk. If language generates reality and we live within the constructs of our language and think within the barriers that our language allows, then what does it mean when you talk to yourself? I was walking home and a man was just talking to himself and no one else was around. He was articulating his ideas within the constructs of our language and what our culture has produced to articulate thoughts ideas and mainly signs. But I guess I was just wondering what it means to talk to yourself?...
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- Fall '08
- British Literature, Thought, Saussure