By Steven Davis, Brendan S. Gillon
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In short, the rules in Defs. 1 and 2 permit us to see how a change in our understanding of a complex numeral changes with a change in one of its constituents. These rules assign numbers to the numerals; they can be taken to be assigning meanings to the Arabic numerals and as being analogous to semantic rules in linguistic theory. The observation that a change of a constituent expression within a larger expression may lead to a change in how one understands the larger expression goes back to Panini.
To begin with, both are commutative:18 8. (a) (b) 9. (a) (b) It is raining and it is cold. It is cold and it is raining. Mary studies at McGill and John studies at Concordia. John studies at Concordia and Mary studies at McGill.
Chomsky has invoked this argument in several places. ) 12. Other sources of evidence for a language faculty are second-language acquisition, aphasia, and developmental dissociations. 13. There are other approaches to the study of language—for example, those found in the work of Richard Montague (1974a; 1974b) and Jerrold Katz (1981). Montague explicitly rejects a mentalist ontology for language. He holds that natural languages can be treated as formal languages and that the syntax and semantics for natural languages are branches of mathematics.