Here the text by H. D. Brown continues. The first part is on post #834.
The reason for this apparent contradiction is that IQ tests measure very specific verbal, mathematical, and logical abilities. Language learning requires other forms of intelligence, such as:
- interpersonal communication ability (for perceiving and understanding other people)
- self-knowlege (for developing your own unique pathway to success)
- musical ability (for hearing intonation and rhythm of the language)
- muscular coordination (for pronouncing the language)
All of these abilities are forms of intelligence that aren’t calculated into IQ tests. (Page
47 in his book) / Photo from: thefancarpet com. singin in the rain (1952)