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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Jean E. Sammet pdf (53,683 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Jean E. Sammet
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (53,683 Bytes)
Date:
1974-01-01 (January 1, 1974)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Sammet, Jean E.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 17
Folder Number: 38
Unique Identifier:
BBAQLA
Accession Number:
42
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1961-1978
Folder: Computers
Transcript:
Dr. Sammet
[stamped, JAN 1 1974]
re - 2d Ed.
I more than sympathize -- albeit am disappointed (my hopes were excited by your footnote in the ACM 25' anniv. Volume
What I am looking for is more background on the history and "sociology" of the BABEL phenomenon: the factors that modulate the differentiation of languages as a matter of historical fact; and the evaluation of the "functional utility". (As a geneticist I tend to have a speciation model -- but not all the ecological niches ought to be so well isolated.) Do you have any further bibliography?
automata -- who introduced? -- Sci DR. [?] . . . . sumex draft
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2007-01-11
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