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  Linguistics
Generative linguistics is a school of thought within linguistics that makes use of the concept of a generative grammar.
The term "generative grammar" is used in different ways by different people, and the term "generative linguistics" therefore has a range of different, though overlapping, meanings.
Which in the early 1960s was developing rapidly as part of the general movement towards cognitive psychology, found this anti-behaviorist emphasis congenial, and rapidly absorbed many Chomskian ideas including the notion of generative grammar.
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  generative grammar
Linguists who work within the framework of generative grammar strive to develop a general theory that reveals the rules and laws that govern the structure of particular languages, and the general laws and principles governing all natural languages.
A signature feature of generative grammar is the view that humans have an innate "language faculty" and that the universal principles of human language reflect intrinsic properties of this language faculty.
Only after extensive parts of the grammars of different languages have been formulated is it possible to ask questions concerning the ways in which various languages differ or the ways in which all languages are the same.
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  Grammar - MSN Encarta
Grammar to the prescriptivist, historian, comparativist, functionalist, and descriptivist is then the organizational part of language—how speech is put together, how words and sentences are formed, and how messages are communicated.
A structural grammar should describe what the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure referred to by the French word langue—denoting the system underlying a particular language—that is, what members of a speech community speak and hear that will pass as acceptable grammar to other speakers and hearers of that language.
His idea of grammar is that it is a device for producing the structure, not of langue (that is, not of a particular language), but of competence—the ability to produce and understand sentences in any and all languages.
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 SSRN-Rawls' Linguistic Analogy: A Study of the 'Generative Grammar' Model of Moral Theory Described by John Rawls in 'A ...
SSRN-Rawls' Linguistic Analogy: A Study of the 'Generative Grammar' Model of Moral Theory Described by John Rawls in 'A Theory of Justice.' (PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 2000) by John Mikhail
A second chapter clarifies the empirical significance of Rawls' linguistic analogy by formulating a solution to the problem of descriptive adequacy with respect to a class of commonsense moral intuitions, including those discussed in the trolley problem literature originating in the work of Foot and Thomson.
Mikhail, John, "Rawls' Linguistic Analogy: A Study of the 'Generative Grammar' Model of Moral Theory Described by John Rawls in 'A Theory of Justice.' (PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, 2000)" (May 2000).
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=766464   (434 words)

  
 Citations: Word Formation in Generative Grammar - Mark (ResearchIndex)
A blocking principle that mediates between lexical entries and the structures they determine provides 2 a general means of associating a single entry with multiple syntagmatic interpretations.
This account does not address the difference in acceptability between those ness forms which are preempted by a synonymous underived form or one formed with ity.
Here the affix is introduced syncategorematically in the rule, so in the corresponding structure (5) representing information about the word s derivation, the first part is still a verb, but the....
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 Ray Jackendoff, Foundations of Language
Thus the enterprise of generative grammar: characterize the structure of human languages in ways which illuminate the mental mechanisms involved in its use.
is not intended just as an incremental advance in generative grammar, or even as a summary of what has been achieved, but rather as a fairly significant reformulation and reorientation.
Jackendoff is very far from providing a detailed account of how language, as he conceives it, might be instantiated in the brain, but he is at least trying to move generative grammar in that direction.
cscs.umich.edu /~crshalizi/reviews/jackendoff-foundations   (1531 words)

  
 Département de Linguistique
Generative Grammar in Geneva (GG@G), Volume 2, 2001
GG@G is published by the Generative Grammar Group of the Department of Linguistics of the University of Geneva.
Its aim is to publish reports of ongoing research by members of staff and advanced students at the University of Geneva and at associated universities in the domain of generative grammar.
www.unige.ch /lettres/linge/syntaxe/journal/journal.html   (161 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 12.2705: Generative Grammar
>From the series: Studies in Generative Grammar Series Editor: Harry van der Hulst, Jan Koster, Henk van Riemsdijk SEMI-LEXICAL CATEGORIES The Function of Content Words and the Content of Function Words Norbert Corver and Henk van Riemsdijk (Editors) 2001.
US$ 98.00 >From 01.01.2002: Euro 98.00 ISBN 3-11-016685-2 (Studies in Generative Grammar 59) The distinction between functional categories and lexical categories is at the heart of present-day grammatical theory, but plays an equally central role in, among other topics, theories on language acquisition, code switching and aphasia.
In the course of time, various diagnostic criteria have been identified which distinguish one class from another: e.g.
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 ››› buch.de - bücher - versandkostenfrei - Development in Prosodic Systems. Studies in Generative ...
Studies in Generative Grammar, Band 58 - Paula Fikkert; Haike Jacobs
This book brings together papers on various aspects of prosodic development from a generative linguistic perspective.
It addresses issues such as the relationship between tone, stress and quantity, the evidence for prosodic change from metrics and discusses the role of analogy, language contact, and language acquisition in change.
www.buch.de /buch/04126/543_development_in_prosodic_systems__studies_in_generative_grammar__band_58.html   (183 words)

  
 The 9th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar
The 9th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar
Co-hosted by the Korean Generative Grammar Circle and Dongguk University, Seoul
These workshops will make it possible to have in-depth discussions on the topics and related issues.
mercury.hau.ac.kr /kggc/Conferences/SICOGG9/SICOGG9.htm   (113 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 8.1491: Generative Grammar
John Benjamins Publishing would like to call your attention to the following new titles in the field of Generative Grammar: STUDIES ON UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR AND TYPOLOGICAL VARIATION Artemis Alexiadou and T Allen Hall (eds.) 1997 viii, 252 pp.
benjamins.com The articles of the present volume consist of generative analyses dealing with several current topics of discussion and debate in syntactic theory, such as clitics, word order, scrambling, directionality, movement.
The data in the volume are drawn from a number of typologically diverse languages (e.g.
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 ››› buch.de - bücher - versandkostenfrei - Markedness and Economy in a Derivational Model of ...
Studies in Generative Grammar, Band 80 - Andrea Calabrese
Mehr über: Laut / Phonetik, Laut / Phonologie, Phonologie, Phonetik, Generative Grammatik, Dependenz, Phonetics & Phonics
This book proposes a new model of phonology that integrates rules and repairs triggered by markedness constraints in a classical derivational model.
www.buch.de /buch/11350/657_markedness_and_economy_in_a_derivational_model_of_phonology__studies_in_generative_grammar__band_80.html   (194 words)

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