LINGUIST List 15.327

Thu Jan 29 2004

Qs: Recursion Reference; Concord Morphology

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  1. Mark Seidenberg, Recursion in Scientific American
  2. Lydia Blenn, concord morphology

Message 1: Recursion in Scientific American

Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 21:55:31 -0500 (EST)
From: Mark Seidenberg <>
Subject: Recursion in Scientific American

I am looking for a 1980s era article in Scientific American about
recursion. The column was a collection of amusing examples of
recursive structures (in sentences and in real life). I have not been
able to find it by any of the usual means. Does anyone remember
this/know the reference/use it in teaching? It was in one of the
columns that ran after Martin Gardner retired from doing his
Mathematical Games column.


Mark Seidenberg 
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Message 2: concord morphology

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 04:03:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Lydia Blenn <>
Subject: concord morphology

For research about infants' sensitivity to and their use of concord
morphology (here: the same morphological marking of each element
belonging to a syntactic phrase,in my case a noun phrase, e.g. lOS
muchachOS ricOS) I'm looking for languages that make use of this
feature. So far I only know of few of them: Spanish, Swahili, German,
Latin. Do you know others?

Thanks in advance? 
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