SYNTAX AND ABSTRACTION
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I. The establishment of mere chains of verbal reflexes as in the learning of a string of nonsense syllables is one type of linguistic organization. Such reflex-chains play an important part in the acquisition of conventional idioms and patterns of syntax, and also in the organization of formal schemata such as the order of numerals, the multiplication tables, the order of the alphabet, proverbs, precepts, space - systems, time - systems and technical formulae.