Exercise 23.5

Outline the major differences between Java (or any other computer language with which you are familiar) and English, commenting on the “understanding” problem in each case. Think about such things as grammar, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, compositionality, context-dependence, lexical ambiguity, syntactic ambiguity, reference finding (including pronouns), background knowledge, and what it means to “understand” in the first place.

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