esoteric and highly formalized rules

Enrique Figueroa E. efiguero at CAPOMO.USON.MX
Sat Apr 19 15:54:22 UTC 1997

Voila! This dialogue reflects very weel what I have just pointed out in a
previous message! RULES 1= a set of "commands" acually underlying
language itself (in people's minds) ... versus... RULES2= a set of (the
linguist's) "representations" of the
"output"... RULES3= [NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH RULES1!!] the
linguist's attempt at reproducing, modeling or interpreting the alleged

On Sat,   19 Apr 1997, Sydney M Lamb wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, PAMELA PRICE KLEBAUM wrote:
> > . . .  As
> > for charts, prose, they all reflect rules.
> >
> No.  Charts, prose, rules, etc. all reflect either linguistic structure
> or outputs of ling structure, depending on the orientation of the linguist.
> And neither the structure nor the outputs is built of rules.

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