Aspects of the Theory of Syntax / Edition 1

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax / Edition 1

by Noam Chomsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262530074

ISBN-13: 9780262530071

Pub. Date: 03/15/1969

Publisher: MIT Press

Chomsky proposes a reformulation of the theory of transformational generative grammar that takes recent developments in the descriptive analysis of particular languages into account.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262530071
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/15/1969
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the 50th Anniversary Edition ix

Preface xxi

1 Methodological Preliminaries 1

§ 1 Generative Grammars as Theories of Linguistic Competence 1

§ 2 Toward a Theory of Performance 8

§ 3 The Organization of a Generative Grammar 14

§ 4 Justification of Grammars 17

§ 5 Formal and Substantive Universals 27

§ 6 Further Remarks on Descriptive and Explanatory Theories 30

§ 7 On Evaluation Procedures 37

§ 8 Linguistic Theory and Language Learning 48

§ 9 Generative Capacity and Its Linguistic Relevance 62

2 Categories and Relations in Syntactic Theory 67

§ 1 The Scope of the Base 67

§ 2 Aspects of Deep Structure 69

§ 2.1 Categorization 69

§ 2.2 Functional notions 73

§ 2.3 Syntactic features 80

§ 2.3.1 The problem 80

§ 2.3.2 Some formal similarities between syntax and phonology 85

§ 2.3.3 General structure of the base component 90

§ 2.3.4 Context-sensitive subcategorization rules 97

§ 3 An Illustrative Fragment of the Base Component 115

§ 4 Types of Base Rules 119

§ 4.1 Summary 119

§ 4.2 Selectional rules and grammatical relations 121

§ 4.3 Further remarks on subcategorization rules 128

§ 4.4 The role of categorial rules 132

3 Deep Structures and Grammatical Transformations 137

4 Some Residual Problems 159

§ 1 The Boundaries of Syntax and Semantics 159

§ 1.1 Degrees of grammaticalness 159

§ 1.2 Further remarks on selectional rules 165

§ 1.3 Some additional problems of semantic theory 171

§ 2 The Structure of the Lexicon 176

§ 2.1 Redundancy 176

§ 2.2 Inflectional processes 183

§ 2.3 Derivational processes 197

Notes 207

Bibliography 253

Index 265

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