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[Aliennes and alien language in the Arrival (film)]

HORVÁTH Lajos1, GÁSPÁR László Ervin1, HORVÁTH Henrietta2

JULY 20, 2017

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2017;27(06-07)

[The paper aims to provide an integrative analysis of a science fiction film, Arrival. Even in the context of previous sci-fi films and their criticism, it is hard to define the genre of the movie. Maybe the movie Interstellar can be considered as the closest work. Suddenly appearing Aliens and the communication with them is the central problem of the movie. With the resource of context-free grammar and cosmological time-perception we analyze the situation outlined in the story. Can mechanism of human language acquisitions and language theory help us in the case of alien contact? Is it possible that the use of physical constants decrease the chance of basic misunderstandings? ]

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  1. Debreceni Egyetem, Bölcsészettudományi Kar, Filozófia Intézet
  2. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Málnási Bartók György Filozófia Doktori Iskola

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