Refurbishing Our Foundations

Refurbishing Our Foundations

Elementary Linguistics From An Advanced Point of View

eBook - 1987
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This essay challenges several patterns of thinking common in twentieth-century linguistics. The most pervasive of these is our habit of looking at language from the point of view of the speaker. When we take, instead, that of the hearer, matters fall into place in a new way. In syntax, we are led to examine the evidence available to hearers for interpreting what they hear, and this reveals both the true nature and the locus existendi of "deep structure". Chomsky's 1957 diagnosis of the then prevalent syntactic theory is upheld, though his proposed remedy is not. The principle of Gestalt percep.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1987
ISBN: 9789027279040
9027279047
9789027235503
9027235503
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 181 pages)

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