Launching Language: The Gestural Origin of Discrete Infinity

@inproceedings{StuddertKennedy2002LaunchingLT,
  title={Launching Language: The Gestural Origin of Discrete Infinity},
  author={M. Studdert-Kennedy},
  year={2002}
}
2 'Human language is based on an elementary property that also seems to be biologically isolated: the property of discrete infinity.'-Noam Chomsky (2000:3) 0.1 Introduction 'Discrete infinity' refers to the property by which language constructs from a few dozen discrete elements an infinite variety of expressions of thought, imagination and feeling. The property 'seems to be biologically isolated', because it is unique among systems of animal communication. From another point of view, however… Expand
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