Positional Value and Linguistic Recursion

  title={Positional Value and Linguistic Recursion},
  author={John Kadvany},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  • J. Kadvany
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
The confluence of linguistic and mathematical thought in ancient India pro vides a unique view of how modern mathematics and computation rely on linguistic and cognitive skills. The linchpin of the analysis is the use of posi tional notation as a counting method for ancient and modern arithmetical procedures. Positional notation is a primary contribution from India to the development of modern mathematics, and in ancient India bridges mathe matics to Indian linguistics. Panini's grammar, while… 

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