Even when his esteemed colleague Ryan North turns out to be a computational linguist Randall Munroe sticks to his guns on the subject. Taken at ROFLCon durin. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.
"Fuck" is a linguistic trick to give their talk more apparent swagger and substance and make them feel more powerful. It is often accompanied by verbal threats of violence and sometimes real violence, which are both desperate devices to try to gain control. The seminal linguistics article about fuck is called “English sentences without overt grammatical subject” and was written by the suspiciously-named Quang Phuc Dong in the s (we’ll come back to that). The article asks us, is fuck really a verb?
Computational linguistics (CL) may be thought of as the study of natural language in the intersection of linguistics and computer science. It is a relatively young scientific field that developed out of the integration of theoretical linguistics, mathematical linguistics, artificial intelligence, and software engineering. Computational linguistics is the scientific and engineering discipline concerned with understanding written and spoken language from a computational perspective, and building artifacts that usefully process and produce language, either in bulk or in a dialogue setting. To the extent that language is a mirror of mind, a computational.
Generative linguistics is a term within linguistics that is used in several ways, some of which are contradictory. This may be why it is chosen as a target by Black Hat. Ryan North is the author of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics, and has a degree in computational linguistics.