Linguistic Theory in America documents the origins and development of the world's principal linguistic theory, transformational generative grammar (Chomskyan linguistics). The book treats all aspects of this development, from the 1950s to the present, with emphasis on two specific topics: the amazingly rapid victory of transformational grammar over the American structuralist tradition from which it arose; and the internal debate between 'generative semantics' and 'interpretive semantics' in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science & Technology Books|
|Edition description:||2nd ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.92(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.58(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
The State of American Linguistics in the Mid 1950s.
The Chomskyan Revolution.
From Syntactic Structures to Aspects of the Theory of Syntax.
The Rise of Generative Semantics.
The Linguistic Wars.
The Extended Standard Theory.
The New Consensus and the New Rift in Generative Syntax.
Current Approaches to Syntax.