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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Stillman, The new philosophy and universal languages in seventeenth-century England: Bacon, Hobbes, and Wilkins (1995); Rhodri Lewis, Language, mind and nature: Artificial languages in England from Bacon to Locke (2007); A discussion of Wilkins's Essay as an example of a dictionary of English language is presented in Werner Hullen's English dictionaries, 800-1700: The topical tradition (1999).
By the seventeenth century, these categories were swiftly deteriorating and they were certainly highly fluid, so his lengthy exegesis on the religious and natural philosophical but not occult philosophical leanings of the artificial language movement seems forced.
To test this hypothesis, an experiment using artificial languages with different stress patterns was run.
For this reason, it seemed clear that such an artificial language would be enormously superior to any other language in regard to logic.
Other artificial languages are Volapuk, Ido and Glosa, a grammar-free international language based on Latin and Greek.
Yet, significantly, what are regarded as defects to be removed in the seventeenth-century artificial language schemes are precisely the characteristics to be cultivated in the rhetorics of the earlier century.
The critique of natural language, a common locus of linguistic reflection in the classical period, often led to the will to create an artificial language.
By doing this we would have started to create an artificial language to describe the contents of the animal's mental states.
In Vyrozumeni (1965; translated as The Memorandum, 1967), the crisis of human communication reaches an extreme point when the bureaucracy introduces an artificial language, Ptydepe, which is too difficult to be mastered.
What do you get when you combine actor William Shatner and the artificial language Esperanto?
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.
Large, The Artificial Language Movement (Oxford: Blackwell, 1985)).
I am also fortunate that a significant amount of my training was with John Eulenberg and Mort Rahimi of the Artificial Language Laboratory in East Lansing, Michigan.
For the study, the researchers used an artificial language in a carefully controlled laboratory experiment.