The Big Idea
Languages not only play a role in reading, speaking, listening, and writing, but are also the foundation of people’s thoughts. Even before a person speaks, there are already sentences being formed in their brains to hold the idea they want to express. The first language a person chooses to construct sentences in the brain is what I call a “priority language.”
Intersections: A Journal of Language, Culture, and Ideas is an online magazine featuring writing in Chinese and English by members of the Duke Kunshan community.