Chomsky and Everett

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Title
Chomsky and Everett
Author
氏名 Araki Naoki
ヨミ アラキ ナオキ
別名 荒木 直樹
Subject
discrete infinity
recursion
Pirahã
tool-kit hypothesis
recursive thinking
Abstract

Noam Chomsky thought of discrete infinity as the core property of human language but later he somehow changed his own claim. He regards recursion, instead of discrete infinity, as the universal property of human language. Meanwhile, Daniel Everett has researched one of the Amazonian languages, Pirahã and insisted that recursion is not found in Pirahã. Some researchers claim that Pirahã has recursion as other languages do but others think that even if recursion is not employed in the language, it does not mean that recursion is not the universal property of human language. Is recursion the universal property of human language as Chomsky insists?

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
51
Spage
25
Epage
32
Published Date
2017-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
Set
it-hiroshima