Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 7(5), pp. 206 - 219
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2019.070504
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An Information Theory of Language (Digital Linguistics)

Kumon Tokumaru *
Digital Linguist, Japan


Digital Linguistics (DL) is an interdisciplinary study that identifies human language as a digital evolution of mammal analog vocal sign communications, founded on the vertebrate spinal sign reflex mechanism. The author identifies the birth of linguistic humans at the time of the laryngeal descent, which provided vowel accented syllables containing logical properties of phonemes and morae. A character set and literacy is the second evolution. Written text is long lasting syllables in the brain of literate persons, and a civilization started as a linguistic phenomenon. At the end of their biological life, they can write their accumulated knowledge with a character set, so that subsequent generations can share their thoughts and experiences to develop further. In the 21st century, text is available in electronic form, which is interactive against keyword searches. It is time for linguistic humans to integrate disciplinary sciences and correct any errors to establish collective human intelligence. Piaget indicated that concepts can be manipulated correctly based on a group theory, which seems to be a base logic for intellectual evolution of linguistic humans as well as a tool for respectful and productive interdisciplinary discussions. [1][2]

Digital Linguistics, Concepts, Group Theory, "1 To All" Logic, Collective Human Intelligence

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[1] Kumon Tokumaru , "An Information Theory of Language (Digital Linguistics)," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 206 - 219, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2019.070504.

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Kumon Tokumaru (2019). An Information Theory of Language (Digital Linguistics). Linguistics and Literature Studies, 7(5), 206 - 219. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2019.070504.