Grammatical Theory in the United States: From Bloomfield to Chomsky

Grammatical Theory in the United States: From Bloomfield to Chomsky

by P. H. Matthews, Peter H. Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521458471

ISBN-13: 9780521458474

Pub. Date: 05/21/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a history of the spread and dominance of North American linguistic theory, concentrating on the influential ideas of Bloomfield and Chomsky. It gives an account of the development and continuity of three dominant ideas in linguistics: the study of formal relations can and should be separated from that of meaning; sentences are composed of linear

Overview

This is a history of the spread and dominance of North American linguistic theory, concentrating on the influential ideas of Bloomfield and Chomsky. It gives an account of the development and continuity of three dominant ideas in linguistics: the study of formal relations can and should be separated from that of meaning; sentences are composed of linear configurations of morphemes; many aspects of grammar are determined genetically. This is an invaluable survey for all linguists wishing to trace the origins of their discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521458474
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/21/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series, #67
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Note on the text; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Bloomfield's morphology and its successors; 3. Distributional syntax; 4. Chomsky's philosophy of grammar; References; Index.

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