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Certainly the most interesting non- Western grammatical tradition — and the most
original and independent — is that of India, which dates back at least two and
one-half millennia and which culminates with the grammar of Panini, of the 5th ...
Certainly the most obviously interesting theorizing to be found in this period is
contained in the "speculative grammar" of the modistae, who were so called
because the titles of their works were often phrased De modis The significandi
Figure 4: Structural description of the sentence "The man will hit the ball,"
assigned by the rules of a simple phrase-structure grammar (see text). grammar
generates a particular sentence means that the sentence is one of the totality of ...
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