Chomsky too dry? Sleep Furiously is a new game based Generative Grammar


This new game based on the principles of generative grammar is all good fun. The idea is that players have to construct the dreams of a sleeping linguist by linking parts of speech to their contextual ‘slots’ within a (fairly) randomly generated sentence.
The game itself plays like electronic fridge magnets and there are a few modes with limited moves, limited time or endless modes to keep players interested.
Sleep Furiously’s real victory is in gameifying Chomsky’s concept of generative grammar. In doing so, it provides us with an enjoyable way to introduce GG to others without getting furious that we have put them to sleep.