artificial language

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artificial language

A language devised for a specific purpose, such as computer programming. We need to develop an artificial language for this coding project.
See also: language
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Washington, July 22 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that the harder adults try to learn an artificial language, the worse they are at deciphering the language's morphology, the structure and deployment of linguistic units such as root words, suffixes, and prefixes.
In addition to several errors, Smith discovers a great deal of inconsistency, and argues that "[i]t is truly a pity that the first translation of The Lord of the Rings into an artificial language was not done with the care and attention to detail that such a project requires and deserves" (116).
Like the denizens of Orwell's dystopia, they would be cut off from the old world by an artificial language barrier:
Rebecca Gomez, Richard Bootzin and Lynn Nadel in the psychology department at the University of Arizona in Tucson found that babies who are able to get in a little daytime nap are more likely to exhibit an advanced level of learning known as abstraction.Nadel, a Regents' Professor at the UA, has described the group's work (Early Learning in Infants May Depend on Sleep) in a session at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego on , February 21.In their research, Nadel and his colleagues played recordings of "phrases" created from an artificial language to four dozen 15-month-old infants during a learning session.
Along with More, Wilkins, and George Dalgarno, he attempted to create an artificial language, published first in A Common Writing in 1646 and then again with his innovative universal phonetic alphabet in the Philosophical Transactions in 1686.
At any moment in the evolution of an artificial language, the researcher can play the role of an "artificial language typologist" and describe the evolved grammar.
Although most people knew that Esperanto was an artificial language developed to allow the different nationalities to communicate without feeling they were being in anyway unpatriotic by learning the language of a rival country, very few people had ever actually heard it, let alone seen it written down.
But the motivation for an artificial language was not solely scholarly--many radical Protestants, and some less-radical ones, believed that an artificial language would help to restore man to the linguistic position he had held before the Fall.
Among specific topics are accounting for social factors in phonetic variability, learning the mapping from surface to underlying representations in an artificial language, a syllable-level intergestual timing model, and tongue body constriction differences in click types.
Furthermore, an artificial language could also be learned if it connected signs and their grammatical form changes with the simplest syllables available, and if it, at the same time, could be communicated orally.
"It was a mistake and a result of an overzealous attempt to ensure that our safety net systems can respond to all customers and clients." Though it is an artificial language, Klingon has vocabulary, grammar and syntax, dictionaries, and a scholarly journal.
programming language An artificial language (set of codes and rules) used to give instructions to a computer.
A new study suggests that adults can exploit patterns in an artificial language to discern novel nonsense words in a stream of syllables, but use a different mental computation to discover rules governing the construction of those words.
In the second half of the century, Bacon's suggestion materialized in the project sponsored by the Royal Society to devise an artificial language. John Wilkins, for example, in his 800-page An Essay Toward a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language (1668) describes a set of characters intended to represent directly the objects or notions common to all men.(4) Each character stands for a thing or an idea, and when properly distributed and combined they are to correspond with empirical observation or philosophical ordering.
The first is that of Leibniz in his preliminary writings for the project of an artificial language that never saw the light of day, the Characteristica universalis; the second is that of Kleist in his famous short text Uber die allmahliche Verfertigung des Gedanken beim Reden, 1805 (On the Progressive Elaboration of Thought in Language).