Language and Recursion

Language and Recursion

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493931538
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 07/13/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dr. Francis Lowenthal received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the current head of the Cognitive Sciences Department at the University of Mons, Belgium. He is the director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, and is the Chairman of the Council of the Institute of Language Sciences.

Dr. Lefebrve is an Assistant Professor in the Cognitive Sciences Department at the University of Mons, and Chair of the Graduate Studies in the School of Psychology and Education, University of Mons.

Table of Contents

Section 1: What is recursion?.- Chapter I : Pragmatics as the origin of recursion.- Chapter II : Investigating recursion within a domain-specific framework.- Chapter III : Recursive cognition as a prelude to language.- Section 2 : Non Verbal Communication Devices, Implicit learning, Language and Recursion.- Chapter IV : Non Verbal Communication Devices, Language, Cerebral Flexibility and Recursive Exercises.- Chapter V : Computer simulations of recursive exercises for a Non-Verbal Communication Device.- Chapter VI : Implicit learning and recursion.- Section 3 : Emergence of Grammar in human and non human animal communication.- Chapter VII : Early rule learning ability and language acquisition.- Chapter VIII : Is there a brain basis of recursion ?.- Chapter IX : Primate communication: meaning from strings of calls.- Section 4 : About formal grammars and artificial Intelligence.- Chapter X : Unification and Efficient Computation in The Minimalist Program.- Chapter XI : Recursion in generative grammar.- Chapter XII : Computational Language Related to Recursion, Incursion and Fractal.- Section 5 : Philosophy, recursion and language.- Chapter XIII : Consciousness, Recursion and Language.- Chapter XIV : There is no recursion in language.- Section 5 : Synthesis of main discussions.

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