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

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1061891889

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 251

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Categories: Grammar, Comparative and general

Innate Ideas

Innate Ideas

10 Psychological Aspects of the Theory of Syntax GILBERT H. HARMAN Noam Chomsky contends that the theory of transformational grammar has important implications for certain psychological and philosophical issues .

Author: Stephen P. Stich

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520029615

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Categories: Philosophy

Theories of Syntax

Theories of Syntax

Chomsky provided solutions to some of the problems he had raised in Aspects of the Theory of Syntax in 'Remarks on nominalizations' (Chomsky 1970). Two major proposals were made. First, words with morphologically derivational sources, ...

Author: Koenraad Kuiper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137382429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Do you want a deeper understanding of syntax and grammar? Theories of Syntax: Concepts and Case Studies is an indispensable student companion. Starting with basic concepts of syntax, Kuiper and Nokes then delve deeper by explaining how we understand syntactic phenomena, and show us how to use different theoretical frameworks. Theories of Syntax: - Explores syntactic phenomena through a scientific lens - Shows how syntactic models are shaped by theoretical frameworks - Summarizes four theories of syntax: Systemic Functional Grammar, the Principles and Parameters Framework, Lexical Functional Grammar and Minimalism - Illustrates seven sets of syntactic phenomena through case studies With questions for revision, reflection and discussion in each chapter, this is an ideal book for students who want to further their studies.
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

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

knowledge with an explanatory theory where lexical items . ... Theory or the Aspects - model is language in concrete situations . presented in Aspects of the Theory of Syntax In developing the above position , Chomsky ( 1965 ) .

Author: Irene Rima Makaryk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080206860X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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The last half of the twentieth century has seen the emergence of literary theory as a new discipline. As with any body of scholarship, various schools of thought exist, and sometimes conflict, within it. I.R. Makaryk has compiled a welcome guide to the field. Accessible and jargon-free, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory provides lucid, concise explanations of myriad approaches to literature that have arisen over the past forty years. Some 170 scholars from around the world have contributed their expertise to this volume. Their work is organized into three parts. In Part I, forty evaluative essays examine the historical and cultural context out of which new schools of and approaches to literature arose. The essays also discuss the uses and limitations of the various schools, and the key issues they address. Part II focuses on individual theorists. It provides a more detailed picture of the network of scholars not always easily pigeonholed into the categories of Part I. This second section analyses the individual achievements, as well as the influence, of specific scholars, and places them in a larger critical context. Part III deals with the vocabulary of literary theory. It identifies significant, complex terms, places them in context, and explains their origins and use. Accessibility is a key feature of the work. By avoiding jargon, providing mini-bibliographies, and cross-referencing throughout, Makaryk has provided an indispensable tool for literary theorists and historians and for all scholars and students of contemporary criticism and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chomsky A Beginner s Guide

Chomsky A Beginner s Guide

THE LIMITATIONS OF ASPECTS OF THE THEORY OF SYNTAX The introduction of semantic categories in Aspects of the Theory of Syntaxmeant that many more transformational rules had to be devised to stop sentences that are acceptable ...

Author: Michael Dean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444158489

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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This informative text explores: Chomsky's linguistic theory from the groundbreaking Syntactic Structures to the present day; his ideas on child language acquisition and what they all mean to us; his theory of the mind and how it led us to see ourselves as thinking individuals; his fight for human rights; and more.
Categories: Philosophy