By Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel Nordlinger
E-book is written for English audio system studying the grammar and different language utilization ideas of Tetun Dili, one of many forms of Tetun, the nationwide language of East Timor.
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The paradigm case here is that of games. Without the rules of chess, there would be no such activity as playing chess. Searle distinguishes between these two types of rule terminologically by calling the former 'regulative' rules and the latter 'constitutive' rules. The terminology is slightly unfortunate in that Searle claims that constitutive rules also have a regulative function. However, the important difference is that in the case of constitutive rules the existence of the activity is 'logically dependent upon the rules'.
So they must get to know it in some other way. 36 Roy Harris What ways are there? They might, perhaps, be told what the meaning is by some authoritative person whom they believe to know. But it seems very doubtful whether any significant proportion of those who read what it says on London Underground posters were ever specifically told, either at school or anywhere else, the meaning of that particular sentence The last train leaves later than you think. The only plausible alternative, if we believe in invariant sentence meanings, is to suppose that somehow most people got to know by working it out for themselves.
This is because, on the integrationist view, grammar is not rule-governed anyway in the sense which has to be accepted in order to make any of these propositions worth debating. There are no rules of grammar: there are only grammarians' rules (which is not at all the same thing). The indeterminacy of grammar, for the integrationist, is a simple corollary of the indeterminacy of the linguistic sign itself. 24 Roy Harris The indeterminacy of the linguistic sign The indeterminacy of the linguistic sign is the central doctrine of integrationism.