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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

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A Closer Look at the Turtle’s Eyes

A Closer Look at the Turtle’s Eyes

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Impossible Languages

Andrea Moro

The MIT Press

What can we expect to be our understanding of human languages given what we have understood from exploiting the notion of impossible language? The chapter discusses the limits of our understanding, highlighting the elusiveness of linguistic creativity, and suggest a possible scenario where all syntactic rules can be translated in a geometrical representation (call it “Euclidean Grammars”).

Keywords:   Explanation, Creativity, Euclidean Grammars, Geometry

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