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  • The Atoms of Language The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar
  • Mark C. Baker
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  • 13 August 2019
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Download ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¿ Mark C. Baker Read × The Atoms of Language The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Mark C. Baker ¿ 7 Read & download Theory proposed by the world's greatest living linguist Noam Chomsky researchers have found that the similarities among languages are profound than the differences Languages whose grammars seem completely incompatible may in fact be structurally almost identical except for a difference in one simple rule The discovery of these rules and how. Thought provoking original in my limited experience Before reading this book I only thought about the differences in language but afterwards I see similarities among languages which I think is a good thing Humans do love categorization I found the parameters a helpful way to think about grammatical language without getting bogged down by the differences in the lexicons Worth a read especially if you are interested in translation natural language processing or linguistics

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Download ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¿ Mark C. Baker Read × The Atoms of Language The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Mark C. Baker ¿ 7 Read & download They may vary promises to yield a linguistic euivalent of the Periodic Table of the Elements a single framework by which we can understand the fundamental structure of all human language This is a landmark breakthrough both within linguistics which will herewith finally become a full fledged science and in our understanding of the human mi. Solid interesting book about linguistics A little heady and academic and full of a few too many examples but fascinating nonetheless

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Download ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¿ Mark C. Baker Read × The Atoms of Language The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Mark C. Baker ¿ 7 Read & download Whether all human languages are fundamentally the same or different has been a subject of debate for ages This problem has deep philosophical implications If languages are all the same it implies a fundamental commonality and thus mutual intelligibility of human thoughtWe are now on the verge of solving this problem Using a twenty year old. This book is amazing It s one of those scientific books written for a general audience that finds just the right balance of good writing and rigorous science The only other book I could compare it to not in terms of content but in terms of uality writing and cumulative effect is Richard Dawkin s The Selfish Gene Like that book this one finds stories and metaphors that make it really easy to understand otherwise difficult concepts Yet like that one this book doesn t take the metaphors too far it knows when to say this is where the metaphor doesn t apply Also it isn t afraid to challenge the reader with some pretty hard concepts and technical terms I will admit that I didn t understand everything but I was able to follow along 95% of the time He doesn t present only ideas with solid acceptance from the scientific community instead he sometimes goes into areas that are still highly controversial but he always tells you where he stands and why as well as where the opposing viewpoints stand and why In other words he treats the reader like his scientific peer I constantly had moments of revelation while reading this where I just felt like AHA it all fits together it all makes sense Unlike The Selfish Gene this book is about linguistics Which is an area that I haven t given enough thought to but will be soonThe basic thrust of the book is this it asks the reader to forget about the fact that certain languages are related to other languages the Germanic languages for instance and instead asks is there a meaningful way of comparing languages that are seemingly NOTHING alike and come from completely different lineages For example is there a way of comparing English to Navajo or to Japanese On the surface it seems like these languages cannot be different The complexities of each language once you get into the nitty gritty of learning them seem insurmountable Not that it is impossible to learn them but you have to learn a whole new way of thinking It is not a simple process of mapping over a set of vocabulary wordsBut this book shows us where these seemingly complex differences come from It uses a chemical analogy throughout and also to make it even simpler a cooking analogy since cooking is a form of chemistry The experience of crackers and the experience of bread is completely different However when making both the only difference is ONE ingredient yeast Similarly if you look into languages there are some key ingredients that can potentially make languages differ widely If you look at an example sentence in English and an example sentence in Japanese the surface differences seem as incompatible as bread and crackers But if you analyze the sentences for the hidden components that structure them it turns out there is only one ingredient he calls them parameters that separates English from JapaneseHe outlines a set of parameters that they have discovered already that act as underlying rules of all language It seems that when a new language comes into being at some point it chooses whether to set one parameter or not like choosing whether to add yeast or not It gets complicated when than one parameter actsinteracts on a language so that its effects aren t as easily isolated but can still be deduced if you re a smarty pants linguist What is curious is that with the dozen or so parameters they ve discovered it would seem like each combination would produce an eual amount of languages Instead 90 something percent of all languages follow one of two paths and within those paths some of the other decisions are much common than others Why would this be the caseGoing back to the chemistry analogy he explains that just like certain combinations produce stable compounds others create unstable ones that are not likely to stick around or are radioactive This seems to be true for language too Which creates an interesting uestion as to why our brains are adapted to certain patterns for language forming and not others And also why is there variation at all If we are born with a language instinct why don t we all develop the same universal rules for language instead of a set of parameters that can be set in slightly different combinations in each language Is there value to having many different languages if all languages are capable of expressing all thoughts a point that he makes early on The book ends on a bunch of philosophical uestions like this that are very interestingChapter 5 Alloys and Compounds was the most difficult and challenging chapter When you get to this point don t be discouraged Read it slowly I understood the general idea of it but the specific examples sometimes gave me a hard time But I didn t worry too much about not understanding it fully as long as the big idea made senseAlso there is a glossary of linguistic terms in the back I didn t know this until I got to the very end this could have been useful if I knew about itSome weird factoids I learnedThe structure of English is closely related to Indonesian than to 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