|Title:||Problems with Recent Proposals on Recursion & FLN|
|Submitter:||Oren Sadeh Leicht|
|Description:||I think saying that the claim of recursion being a single essential trait
of human language has no content confuses a few points.
Human language, under Chomsky's view (and I guess Hauser and Fitch, too),
is regarded as a mental state, part of the human mind, or I-language.
Recursion is a property of human minds, not necessarily found in (E-)languages.
Thus it is perfectly logical to assert that a language may lack recursion.
It may still be learned (perhaps badly) by recursion which is in the mind
of humans beings, but not in the langauge itself.
|Linguistic Field(s):||Philosophy of Language|