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Creativity and Language

Starting to explore language and linguistics…

Creativistic Philosophy

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Speaking and understanding speech do not require that the “code” of the language used is completely defined in every detail. The listener (or reader) can still understand an utterance even without having complete knowledge of the exact meaning of all the words and of the exact details of the grammar. We are normally able to understand an utterance spoken in a dialect that is slightly different from our own and are often able to understand utterances or written messages expressed in closely related languages. When learning a foreign language, we are often able to find out the meaning of a word new to us from the (linguistic and situational) context. We can also cope with mistakes and noise. We can cope with mistakes made by a non-native speaker or a child. Applying information from the context and from the situation, we can correct the errors and fill in the gaps…

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