Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

At the same time, it has become apparent that these formulations can be extended and deepened.The major purpose of this book is to review these developments and to propose a reformulation of the theory of transformational generative grammar ...

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262260506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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Chomsky proposes a reformulation of the theory of transformational generative grammar that takes recent developments in the descriptive analysis of particular languages into account. Beginning in the mid-fifties and emanating largely form MIT, an approach was developed to linguistic theory and to the study of the structure of particular languages that diverges in many respects from modern linguistics. Although this approach is connected to the traditional study of languages, it differs enough in its specific conclusions about the structure and in its specific conclusions about the structure of language to warrant a name, "generative grammar." Various deficiencies have been discovered in the first attempts to formulate a theory of transformational generative grammar and in the descriptive analysis of particular languages that motivated these formulations. At the same time, it has become apparent that these formulations can be extended and deepened.The major purpose of this book is to review these developments and to propose a reformulation of the theory of transformational generative grammar that takes them into account. The emphasis in this study is syntax; semantic and phonological aspects of the language structure are discussed only insofar as they bear on syntactic theory.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

Acknowledgment -- Contents -- Preface to the 50th Anniversary Edition -- Preface -- 1 Methodological Preliminaries -- 2 Categories and Relations in Syntactic Theory -- 3 Deep Structures and Grammatical Transformations -- 4 Some Residual ...

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262527408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Originally published as a Special technical report # 11 in 1965.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistic Theory in America

Linguistic Theory in America

Linguistic Theory in America

Author: Frederick J. Newmeyer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483295435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Linguistic Theory in America
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Foundations of Language

Foundations of Language

How do we put ideas into words that others can understand? Can linguistics shed light on the way the brain operates? Foundations of Language puts linguistics back at the centre of the search to understand human consciousness.

Author: Ray Jackendoff

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191574016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 498

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How does human language work? How do we put ideas into words that others can understand? Can linguistics shed light on the way the brain operates? Foundations of Language puts linguistics back at the centre of the search to understand human consciousness. Ray Jackendoff begins by surveying the developments in linguistics over the years since Noam Chomsky's Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. He goes on to propose a radical re-conception of how the brain processes language. This opens up vivid new perspectives on every major aspect of language and communication, including grammar, vocabulary, learning, the origins of human language, and how language relates to the real world. Foundations of Language makes important connections with other disciplines which have been isolated from linguistics for many years. It sets a new agenda for close cooperation between the study of language, mind, the brain, behaviour, and evolution.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory.

Author: Cedric Boeckx

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135896010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory. The essays collected here show how and why agreement has emerged in recent years as the central theoretical construct in minimalism. Although the theoretical context of the volume is minimalist in character, Boeckx formulates formal and substantive universals in the domain of agreement.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Minimalist Program

The Minimalist Program

In these essays the minimalist approach to linguistic theory is formulated and progressively developed.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262531283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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The Minimalist Program consists of four recent essays, including the previously unpublished 'Categories and Transformations, ' that attempt to situate linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences. In these essays the minimalist approach to linguistic theory is formulated and progressively developed.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding

Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding

While the study of government and binding is an outgrowth of Chomsky's earlier work in transformational grammar, it represents a significant shift in focus and a new direction of investigation into the fundamentals of linguistic theory.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262530422

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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While the study of government and binding is an outgrowth of Chomsky's earlier work in transformational grammar, it represents a significant shift in focus and a new direction of investigation into the fundamentals of linguistic theory.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

This is the first book to cover the grammar of clitics from all points of view, including their phonology and syntax and relation to morphology.

Author: Stephen R. Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019927990X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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This is the first book to cover the grammar of clitics from all points of view, including their phonology and syntax and relation to morphology. In the process, it deals with the relation of second position clitics to verb-second phenomena in Germanic and other languages, the grammar of contracted auxiliary verbs in English, noun incorporation constructions, and several other much discussed topics in grammar. Stephen Anderson includes analyses of a number of particular languages, andsome of these - such as Kwakw'ala ("Kwakiutl) and Surmiran Rumantsch - are based on his own field research. The study of clitics has broad implications for a general understanding of sentence structure in natural language. Stephen Anderson's clearly-written, wide-ranging, and original account will be of wide interest to scholars and advanced students of phonology, morphology, and syntax.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Elements of Grammar

Elements of Grammar

The aim of this Handbook is to provide a forum in which some of the generative syntacticians whose work has had an impact on theoretical syntax over the past 20 years are invited to present their views on one or more aspects of current ...

Author: Liliane Haegeman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401154208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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The aim of this Handbook is to provide a forum in which some of the generative syntacticians whose work has had an impact on theoretical syntax over the past 20 years are invited to present their views on one or more aspects of current syntactic theory. The following authors have contributed to the volume: Mark Baker, Michael Brody, Jane Grimshaw, James McCloskey, Jean-Yves Pollock, and Luigi Rizzi. Each contribution focuses on one specific aspect of the grammar. As a general theme, the papers are concerned with the question of the composition of the clause, i.e. what kind of components the clause is made up of, and how these components are put together in the clause. The introduction to the volume provides the backdrop for the papers and highlights some of the developments that have occurred in theoretical syntax in the last ten years. Elements of Grammar is destined for an audience of linguists working in the generative framework.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Slavic Transformational Syntax

Slavic Transformational Syntax

3 . A transformational - generative framework . The model of grammar adopted
here is a version of the one proposed by Chomsky in Aspects of the Theory of
Syntax ( henceforth Aspects ) , with some modifications based on more recent
work .

Author: Richard Domenick Brecht

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008190756

Category: Slavic languages

Page: 261

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Categories: Slavic languages

تدریج ترتيبي النظرية التي وضعها تشومسكي في النحو التوليدي في كتابه
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax ( ۱۹۹۰ ) . ندج مرحلي مم . configurational model ،
Aspects theory = الطراز في تعليم اللغة ، ترتيب المواد المراد تعليمها بقسمتها إلى ...

Author: رمزي منير بعلبكي

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024681168

Category: English language

Page: 806

View: 421

Categories: English language

Topics in the Syntax of Nonstandard English

Topics in the Syntax of Nonstandard English

If nothing else , those BEV structures which had been analyzed in Aspects - era
terms would be due for a reanalysis in the ... theoretical model presented in
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax ( Chomsky 1965 ) and Government - Binding
theory .

Author: Stefan Edmund Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000122436276

Category: Black English

Page: 608

View: 171

Categories: Black English

Syntax

Syntax

This textbook introduces the basic concepts of syntax.

Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521297095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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This textbook introduces the basic concepts of syntax. The approach is thematic, dealing with the nature of syntactic relations and the main types of construction (predication, attribution, coordination etc.). Professor Matthews draws attention to the weakness of much current syntactic theory and considers the problem of indeterminacy, which theorists have been unable to treat in any systematic way.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Goals of Linguistic Theory

Goals of Linguistic Theory

Noam Chomsky deals with objections raised by generative grammarians to his
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax and certain subsequent proposals about the
relations between syntax and semantics in grammar . He revises the Aspects
theory ...

Author: Stanley Peters

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015032381470

Category: Linguistics

Page: 227

View: 831

Categories: Linguistics

Objects and Other Subjects

Objects and Other Subjects

The Chomskyan school has consistently stated the position set out in Chomsky's
1965 Aspects of the Theory of Syntax that grammatical functions are secondary
notions that are definable on the basis of phrase structure representations of ...

Author: William D. Davies

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402000650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The papers in this volume examine the current role of grammatical functions in transformational syntax in two ways: (i) through largely theoretical considerations of their status, and (ii) through detailed analyses for a wide variety of languages. Taken together the chapters in this volume present a comprehensive view of how transformational syntax characterizes the elusive but often useful notions of subject and object, examining how subject and object properties are distributed among various functional projections, converging sometimes in particular languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Review of Noam A Chomsky

A Review of Noam A  Chomsky

970 , is concerned with developments in transformational . grammar since the
appearance of Aspects of the theory of syntax in 1965 . It tales up a large number
or issues on which Chomsky ' s position has either changed or become more ...

Author: James D. McCawley

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011814162

Category: Chomsky, Noam. Studies on semantics in generative grammar

Page: 107

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Categories: Chomsky, Noam. Studies on semantics in generative grammar

Papers from the Regional Meeting Chicago Linguistic Society

Papers from the Regional Meeting  Chicago Linguistic Society

... allowed by the theory of syntax outlined by Chomsky in Aspects of the Theory
of Syntax and have accepted one which is clearly transderivational , and possibly
global - one which is thereby not formulable in the theory expounded in Aspects ...

Author: Chicago Linguistic Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004844505

Category: Language and languages

Page:

View: 655

Categories: Language and languages

A Semantic Study of Aspect in Krio

A Semantic Study of Aspect in Krio

Semantic and syntactic development : a review of what , when and how in
language acquisition . In Schiefelbusch ... Chomsky , N . 1965 . Aspects of the
Theory of Syntax . Cambridge , Mass . : MIT Press . Comrie , B . 1976 . Aspect .
London ...

Author: James Peter Lindsay Dennis

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040103249

Category: Creole dialects, English

Page: 550

View: 736

Categories: Creole dialects, English

An Introduction to General Linguistics

An Introduction to General Linguistics

5 In Aspects of the Theory of Syntax Chomsky gives some operational criteria for
acceptability and points out that both grammaticality and acceptability are matters
of degree , “ but the scales of grammaticalness and acceptability do not ...

Author: Francis P. Dinneen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0878401725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Philosophy of Syntax

Philosophy of Syntax

This book is intended as a preliminary work for a uniform description of language, especially overall organization and architecture of grammar and its connection with semantics.

Author: Mieszko Talasiewicz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048132881

Category: Philosophy

Page: 189

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Since 1970-ties in the theory of syntax of natural language quite a number of competing, incommensurable theoretic frameworks have emerged. Today the lack of a leading paradigm and kaleidoscope of perspectives deprives our general understanding of syntax and its relation to semantics and pragmatics. The present book is an attempt to reestablish the most fundamental ideas and intuitions of syntactic well-formedness within a new general account. The account is not supposed to compete with any of today’s syntactic frameworks, but to provide a deeper understanding of why these frameworks succeed or fail when they do and to show a new way for cooperation between logicians and linguists which may lead in future to a unified, yet more specific account.
Categories: Philosophy