Questions related to Theoretical Linguistics
Some philosophers/mathematicians (e.g., Tarski) laid some emphasis on construing a language that does not admit of contradictions, and were even ready to pay the price (if you want to call it thus) of excluding semantic terms and the like. I came to ask myself if it is actually a problem (rather than an advantage) of a language that it is able to express many things (including contradictions). What do you think?
I'm interested in experiences you may have had on dealing with the prescriptive mindframe linguistics students bring into the classroom when they first begin their training, and which ways you have found to work best in addressing them.
I am currently writing my dissertation and I still find that the distinction between and among the terms is a little too ambiguous. I find myself using the word theme to refer to group of concepts/highest level code that makes up the parts of my theory. I am unsure if this is accurate.
Also, I have developed a concept diagram and unsure whether to call this theory or concept model?
Expert help is greatly appreciated.
I'm reading about context free grammar and i recognized how to eliminate the left recursion but i did not find out what is the problem with left recursion?? can any one explain
Thanks in advance
Hi there, I am trying to make an Indonesian linguistic forum. I am confused in categorizing and making a sub category in Linguistics sub forum. Could you tell me is there any another theory of linguistic branch? Because when I try to see wikipiedia, the linguistic branch is different. I am just curios if there is a formal global acceptance in making a linguistics branch. Thank you.
Fractals are the products of reiterative processes. The product of a simple multiplication is fed into a new operation. As a result, self-similar structures appear. This can be observed in many living organisms, where the splitting and continuous reproduction of cells generates self-similar patterns (cardiovascular system, neural networks, structure of the lung, trees, their branches and their leaves, etc.) As a linguist I am interested in the possibility of describing language as a fractal. Inasmuch the brain IS a fractal, language has also a chance of being one.