The Infinite Speech Project is trying to bring new conceptions of language and communication into the realm of research and linguistics. It proposes a shift away from grammatical-syntactical analysis in favor of new exploration into an ideational or notional approach of language understanding. In an entirely new, fluid framework it uses for convenience the archetype as its unit rather that rigid and singular parts of speech. Each archetype would contain all the attributes and aspects of traditional grammar (noun, verb, adverb, etc.) but would go farther by recording the dynamics of the experiential flows of the archetypes within the cognitive faculty of the mind, the fluidness of their morphology, and their dynamic nature. ‘Archetypes’ may used descriptively for static notions of speech, while ‘shifting’ may perhaps be a sufficient term for better tracking the patterns of movement and change in speech within the cognitive construct. Infinite Speech releases researchers from the thorny issues that arise in localized syntax, such as accent and consensus restricted grammar. Hence, the title is meant to be paradoxical: if we continue to describe grammar there will be no end to it, and at the same time language is a manifestation of a system of meaning in a wider and infinite context that we know very little about. The answers that the project seeks will not be known until this area is explored and researched, but they are based in part upon the following observation: Firstly, physical language (vocalization and articulation) is restricted under the best of circumstances and all of our recorded data proves conclusively that second language learning is mech more daunting with the acquisition of a native accent quite rare. Faced with languages specifically, we are under tremendous limitations. Secondly, the presence of universal grammar is presumed and the debate is over; all languages are not just essentially the same, they are exactly the same. If scholars wish to continue to waste time in that debate, the may and we don’t care- the case for universal grammar rests with the voluminous mathematical evidence that backs it. Thirdly, hardware can be developed that captures all the utterances an individual makes over spans of time and is uploaded to a computer framework for analysis. Real breakthroughs in communication will be made by new algorithms that, at the very least, can mimic intuitive interpretation. Communications between people can improve, as can communications between people and machines, and even perhaps machine to machine.
The project’s main concern at the moment is with human speech, but only because archetypical analysis of human speech has never been methodically explored and so there is our obvious starting point. But the core of the project deals with communication itself, and by that we mean any communication. While communication amongst biological organisms fall neatly under our definition (elaborate as human speech may seem outwardly, it is just such a communicative activity as it consists of specific utterances in specific sequences), but the project wants us to go even further, not just metaphysically but experimentally as well and examine the question of role does communication play in the universe and to confirm whether it is fundamental to energy and existence.