Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Impossible Languages$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Andrea Moro

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034890

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 03 July 2022

Toward the Source of Order

Toward the Source of Order

Chapter:
(p.71) 7 Toward the Source of Order
Source:
Impossible Languages
Author(s):

Andrea Moro

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0007

Is language structure influenced by the organization of the physical world as observed by means of our senses? Or is it rather the opposite, namely the structure of language influences our perception and representation of the world. After some historical observation the notion of analogy and anomaly is explored by providing a clear empirical case constituted by those sentences which contain the verb “to be” as a main verb (copular sentences):

Keywords:   World-Language relationship, Modistae, Analogy, Anomaly, Copular sentences, Verb “to be”, Actions, “Calculese”, Dynamic Antisimmetry

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.