wrote a grammar of Sanskrit (between 600 B.C. and 300 B.C.) called Astadhyāyī (literally 'eight books').
•Tolkāppiyam: early grammar of Tamil written around the second century B.C.
wrote Vākyapadīya (5th-7th Century A.D.), which states that the sentence should be interpreted as
a single unit - which
"conveys its meaning 'in a flash', just as a picture is first perceived as a unity, notwithstanding
into its component coloured shapes" (Robins 1997:173). In other words, the sentence is not understood as a sequence of words put together, but the full meaning of each word is only understood in the context of the other words around it.