Rules vs. lists
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Mon Jun 30 05:59:40 UTC 2008
I was glad to find the recent rule vs. list discussion. I like to see
fundamental issues debated.
In line with my own particular interests I hope I can shine a new perspective.
Can anyone tell me, if the utterances of natural language are thought
of primarily as a list, how many ways might the elements of that list
be generalized to abstract one or other rule?
That is to say, how many rules might a list of elements define in
principle? Also how many partial rules, if the requirement of global
generalizability is dropped?
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