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Recursion & Reliability in Human Language

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Who has been a prominent proponent of recursion as a universal property of language?

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1. Daniel Everett used the _____ language to refute the universality of recursion.

2. Which of the following explicates how recursion works in language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whenever you get a chance, you can take this brief multiple-choice quiz on recursion and reliability in language. Subjects on the quiz include a major proponent of recursion as a universal characteristic of human language and a language used by Daniel Everett to refute that recursion is universal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these areas of study:

  • The way recursion is expressed through language
  • Term for translating our thoughts into words and sentences
  • Question about the reliability of language

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on recursion and reliability in language, like the language that Daniel Everett used to refute the universality of recursion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a prominent figure who promotes recursion as a universal property of human language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reliability of language and what it means to translate our thoughts into words and actions

Additional Learning

Take some time to learn more about language in the lesson called Recursion & Reliability in Human Language. The following points will be explored:

  • Drive to communicate through language
  • 'Recursion' and 'reliability' definitions
  • Practice associated with the development of recursion
  • The perspective of post-structuralist thinkers
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