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by davidbackslashse
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Is Language Bound By The Incompleteness Theorem?
Replies: 41
Views: 7862

Re: Is Language Bound By The Incompleteness Theorem?

Natural languages (the kind we speak) are recursive and are capable of generating sentences of infinite length (in practical terms, though, we're really only capable of processing up to about three embedded clauses). Formal languages, as in the quote, are defined over the set of strings in full tha...
by davidbackslashse
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best album of the year?
Replies: 78
Views: 9985

Re: Best album of the year?

When Merriweather Post Pavilion came out in January, after one listen I was pretty sure it was going to my favorite album of the year. It probably still is. Also, I can't get enough of Primary Colours by the Horrors.... it's close to MPP Fever Ray was fantastic as well. And it might not be a contend...
by davidbackslashse
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mixing Up Words
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Mixing Up Words

Glad I could help! Speech errors are super interesting and they tell us TONS about how our brains represent language.
by davidbackslashse
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Is Language Bound By The Incompleteness Theorem?
Replies: 41
Views: 7862

Re: Is Language Bound By The Incompleteness Theorem?

Dude, that Chomsky quote must be from super early on. I'm not sure how well it accords with traditional views of Chomsky's take on language, anyhow, seeing as how his syntactical rules allow for the construction of sentences of unbounded length. (I'm a little late to the party here but) this quote ...
by davidbackslashse
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mixing Up Words
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Mixing Up Words

I can probably explain a little bit of what causes it (it's called a word exchange, by the way)~ The generally agreed upon model for the thought-to-speech process goes something like this: Step 1: activate relevant concepts in "conceptual" network (among them "tree" and "kil...

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