Meeting number 22 on 9 September 2013.

People who attended: Masood, Dave and Roman.

1 comment:

masood said...

Today's discussion was about language. What kinds of things can you do with language: statement ("I am eating an apple"), question ("can I eat an apple?"), instruction ("eat an apple!"). Anything else? Promising? When I say "I will meet you tomorrow" that could be read as a predictive statement but that is not the same as a promise. ... The ambiguity between "let's eat, Grandad" and "let's eat Grandad". Origin of language explained via the 'aquatic ape' hypothesis: underwater breath control makes possible speaking.

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