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Title: The natural language is Object-Oriented language
Paper URL: http://jiaqy.topcities.com
Author: Qingyi Jia
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Homepage: http://jiaqy.topcities.com
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Abstract: This paper discovers concrete details and evidence for Universal Grammar and particular grammar. Natural language is Object-Oriented language. So there is a kernel of Object-Oriented in all natural language under the language-specific expression manner of each natural langauge. This opens out: The Object-Oriented technique is whole human common language mode; This universal property of natural langugae show what the Object-Oriented technique is principle of Universal Grammar. At same time, show clearly all knowledge are necessary for language expression, because one cannot express and understand what he don't know. Natural language isn't Object-Oriented at forepart of language developing; the evolution from non Object-Oriented to Object-Oriented was made by pressure which using limited language symbol to express unlimited things. Process of the evolution left its clear traces in Chinese.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Publication Info: never published
URL: http://jiaqy.topcities.com


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