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By Guy Bessonet

ISBN-10: 0792391381

ISBN-13: 9780792391388

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4 Formation Rules This section gives the general specifications for well formed formulas (wffs) in SL. The formation rules will be described using the following notation: 1) the letter^ p, pi, pz, .... , prn will stand for labels classified as prepositions; 7) the letters sp, spi, spz, .... , opn will stand for particles that are operators. A single label, marker, or quantifier will be referred to as an atom. The notation described in 1) through 8) above is used to represent atoms. It will also be necessary to speak of sentence-sequences and phrase-sequences when describing wffs.

When 'the' is used as a modifier of a label, it causes the system to retrieve the marker of the immediately preceding instance of the label and to assign that marker to the new label. If the label has no previous occurrence, it is assigned a new marker. The other device that can be used to avoid the default procedure is the 'c""' operator used for cross referencing. It is used in conjunction with a number to mark an object so that it can serve as the referent of subsequent expressions. The general form for using this operator is: < ...

The system marks the label and assigns the same marker to the name. Thereafter the name is treated as a label that is bound to the assigned marker. Names differ from other labels in one important respect. The convention that every new instance of a label is to receive a new marker unless otherwise provided is reversed for names. A new marker will not be assigned to a new instance of a name unless the system is explicitly told to do so. Thus, the default scheme is for the name to be bound to the same marker to which the last instance of the name was bound.

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