The Time of Language, Ode to The Early Bourbaki To Grothendieck

The Time of Language
Ode to The Early Bourbaki To Grothendieck

In early 1970s, I had think of language from the side of mathematics, that level of mine is very low and primitive, moreover I never had any talent to mathematics. 
But my eager to trying the approach was going to overcme hard barriers before me. So the route had really facscinated my mind for long time.
At that time I had read Chinese classics almost every day. WANG Guowei*, DUAN Yucai and WANG Yingzhi. They were giants on Chinese language historically and modernly.
On the other hand I had thought of language generally, not defined by Chinese.
But in front of the vast world of language, I had stood still lonely, not taking any method for approaching.
Mathematics was the only gleam of hope in the wasteland.
I never took the route of ordinary linguistics.
I really dreamed a dream that time.
There exists set theory before me.
Probably there was the influence of Bourbaki**, that several translations to Japanese, shared from Tokyo Tosho Publisher, were on the desk of mine. 
My talent and endeavor were so low, so I had not any results at that time.
My desire was deep but my hand was so shallow.
The time passed by.
In 1979 the meeting again with CHINO Eiichi*** made me the chance to learn on language, the object was clear and direct. 
Language universals by mathematics became the never-ending goal of the study hereafter.
Sergej Karcevskij**** gave me the courage to the reseach.
All the way to investigation were taught from CHINO, who was the genuine teacher on language.
In mathematics I took the route from geometry, especially by projection.
Now I stand at algebraic geometry.
Grothendieck is in the northernmost at the end of Bourbaki.
SAITO Takeshi said at the essay on Grothendieck***** that the object of mathematics for Bourbaki was the set of being attached by construction and the object of mathematics for Grothendieck was the object of category representing the presentable functor.
The time has come for describing****** on langauge by mathematics despite my poor ability.
Sincere thanks for the pioneers letting us make the fascinating route of modern mathematics.

*WANG Guowei
Encounter in life / A Letter /2005
Influenced paper / On Time Property Inherent in Characters / 2003 , Quantum Theory for Language / 2004 
SAITO Takeshi. Bourbaki, Mathematics Seminar, vol.41 no.4 487. Nihonhyoronsya, Tokyo, 2002.
***CHINO Eiicji
First met in 1969, again in 1979. Fortuitous Meeting 
****Sergej Karcevskij
Note on Karcevskij’s theme. Note for KARCEVSKIJ Sergej’s “Dudualisme asymetrique du signe linguistique”
SAITO Takeshi. Grothendieck, Mathematics Seminar, vol.49 no.5 584. Nihonhyoronsya, Tokyo, 2010.
Note on Grothendieck’s theorem. Vector Bundle Model

January 10, 2012
Sekinan Research Field of Language


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