LINGUIST List 12.473

Wed Feb 21 2001

Disc: Parallelism Between Lang and Genome

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Message 1: Disc: Parallelism Between Lang and Genome

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 12:42:06 -0500
From: Mark_Mandel <Mark_Mandeldragonsys.com>
Subject: Disc: Parallelism Between Lang and Genome

In LINGUIST 12-449, Gabriele Scheler <schelerICSI.Berkeley.EDU> writes:

>>>>>
This is the idea that once you have a multilayered embedded system established,
aka a "symbolic system", then the system itself becomes a factor in
restructuring the material basis, e.g. sign languages.
<<<<<

Are you referring here to codes and contact pidgins like Signed English,
which map words of a spoken language to words of a signed language using an
approximation or simplification of the spoken language's syntax. Or are you
referring to sign LANGUAGES, such as ASL? If so, please elaborate.

 Mark A. Mandel : Dragon Systems, a Lernout & Hauspie company
 Mark_Mandeldragonsys.com : Senior Linguist
 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com
 (speaking for myself)







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