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Day: November 11, 2016
What is meant by projection problem in semantics?
Presupposition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) http://eecoppock.info/Presupposi… Simple clauses have presuppositions. For example, The current king of France is bald presupposes that there is a current king of France. If you do various things to a clause, like negate it, question it, or say it’s unlikely, the claim of the clause is no longer affirmed. But […]
What are some great threats one can make?
NSFW, and rather instructive in attitudes towards anal sex as punishment. There was a threat made by Georgios Karaiskakis, the foul mouthed general of the Greek War of Independence, that I’ve just discovered. It has a kind of magnificent menace to it. For it to even be intelligible in English, I have to cite from […]
How do linguists view programming languages?
Read Logan R. Kearsley’s answer to How do linguists view programming languages? Vote #1 Logan R. Kearsley. What he said. Supplemental: At very very most, a linguist programmer will see YACC rules specifying a programming language’s syntax, and think “Oh, how cute. Kinda like phrase structure rules, but ludicrously simpler.” Or, look at the three […]