UPLifting: Language module(s)

Twink (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Sat, 22 Nov 1997 20:31:08 -0500 (EST)

At 07:44 PM 11/22/97 -0500, Wesley Schwein <schwein@pegasus.montclair.edu>
>> One would hope that some form of spontaneous communication would
>> arise, aking to human creole tongues perhaps.
>This depends on whether language comes from an innate structure or from an
>interaction of circuits for symbolic thinking and a vocal (or visual)
>signal using social environment. Connectionism isn't quite as persuasive
>nor as widely accepted as innateness, but it certainly has adherants.

I guess in the course of experimentation, we might find out which is true.

>Anyway, if it is a matter of a language module, we need to figure out how
>to build one in an uplift-species' brain.

Of course! And how such a module can be integrated so that we don't wind
up with a schizoid sentient.:)

Daniel Ust