Sherman Wilcox wilcox at unm.edu
Wed Apr 25 14:36:44 UTC 2007

I'm with Mike on this one. I can't make the conference, but here's my  
vote for a definition of recursion (from a computer scientist):

“Recursive structures are built of components that are structurally  
identical to themselves” (Gelernter 1998: 59).
Gelernter, D. (1998). Machine beauty: Elegance and the heart of  
technology. NY: Basic Books.

Sherman Wilcox
Department of Linguistics
University of New Mexico

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