[plt-scheme] Re: Novice needs help writing function

From: Todd O'Bryan (toddobryan at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Dec 30 16:09:48 EST 2007

Another place where recursion comes up regularly is in linguistics. A
sentence is a noun phrase followed by a verb phrase. But both noun
phrases and verb phrases can contain other sentences, which each
contain a noun phrase and verb phrase and...well, you get the picture.
Unfortunately, I can't at this moment think of a linguistics text that
treats linguistic recursion in a fun way. You might try some of Steven
Pinker's popular texts (The Language Instinct is a good one) and
there's a great book by Randy Allen Harris called The Linguistic Wars,
but I don't think either of them spends more than a few pages on the


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