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Computer Science, Medicine
It is concluded that recursive processes in performance are very unlikely, at least as far as fast, mandatory, and automatic modular processes are concerned. Expand
A proposal put forward by Camps & Uriagereka (2006; CU BEA) regarding the study of the evolution of language is critique, intending to cast doubt on the connection they draw between the computational properties of the language faculty and those involved in the conceptualization of a knot. Expand
Abstract A historical look at the manner in which recursion was introduced into linguistics, including how it was used thereafter, shows that Chomsky, the scholar who popularised the use of recursive… Expand
Computer Science, Medicine
A definition of recursion is provided that stands on much firmer ground in order to then show how it relates to Chomsky's introduction of recursive techniques into linguistics.Expand
It is demonstrated here that the current focus of the artificial grammar learning literature on recursion blurs the different levels, resulting in three main corollaries: the literature cannot tell us anything about the first level, the explanation for the role of recursion therein lies elsewhere, and much cannot in fact be known about the neural basis of recursions. Expand
The origin and application of Recursion in the formal sciences is described, followed by a critical analysis of the adoption and adaptation of this notion in cognitive science, with a focus on linguistics and psychology. Expand
Contrary to a(n apparently) widespread belief, it is simply not true that recursive structures in languages “suggest recursive mechanisms in the grammar” (at least not in the sense that is usually intended in the literature — see infra). Expand
The overall results suggest that much care needs to be employed in designing click-detection tasks if structural effects are sought, and some of the now-classic data need to be reconsidered. Expand
[T]he greater part of what is said and written upon it is mere windy talk, the assertion of subjective views which commend themselves to no mind save the one that produces them, and which are apt to… Expand
Abstract One perspective in contemporary linguistic theory defends the idea that the language faculty may result from the combinations of diverse systems and principles. As a case study, I critique a… Expand
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