Just looking at the basic statement: the idea that the brain possesses a set of algorithms for the production of language – it seems to me that there is substance here worthy or further investigation from a religious perspective.
I guess this is my inquiry into the potential nature of it.
Traditional grammar apparently classifies words based on eight parts of speech: the verb, the noun, the pronoun, the adjective, the adverb, the preposition, the conjunction, and the interjection. There are differences of opinion regarding this basic structure – but most seem to generally coincide somewhat agreeably with this list.
Now, interestingly (for me anyway), I find it fascinating that emotions themselves seem to possibly follow a basic pattern which resembles the parts of speech found within grammar. Admittedly, theorists definitely disagree on this. However, based on Plutchik’s research, we see common emotions such as acceptance, anger, anticipation, disgust, joy, fear, sadness, and surprise. I mention this list in particular because three different men (Izard and Tomkins in addition to Plutchik) have each independently come to this conclusion that there are eight basic emotions.
I’m not familiar with more recent research, so this list might be very, very outdated. But I think the thoughts expressed by Izard, Tomkins and Plutchik have had a profound effect on research into the nature of human behaviour. I’m not sure if their research can be dismissed easily.
Now, when I look to the basic structure found within the table of elements, I again see a basic pattern resurfacing. In particular I notice the following: alkali metals, alkali earth metals, transition metals, rare earth metals, other metals, noble gases, halogens and other nonmetals. This list is apparently derived by listing them so as to show their similarities and differences.
In other words, there again seems to be a basic pattern throughout the nature of the elements themselves that can be broken down – based on the behaviour and reaction of the elements – which again resembles the various parts of speech found within the rules of grammar (in addition to the basic pattern of human emotions as expressed within the theories of three different experts in the field).