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The Resource Grammatical theory : from transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches, Stefan Müller, (electronic book)

Grammatical theory : from transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches, Stefan Müller, (electronic book)

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Grammatical theory : from transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches
Title
Grammatical theory
Title remainder
from transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Müller
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book introduces formal grammar theories that play a role in current linguistic theorizing (Phrase Structure Grammar, Transformational Grammar/Government & Binding, Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Head-{u200B}Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Construction Grammar, Tree Adjoining Grammar). The key assumptions are explained and it is shown how the respective theory treats arguments and adjuncts, the active/passive alternation, local reorderings, verb placement, and fronting of constituents over long distances. The analyses are explained with German as the object language. The second part of the book compares these approaches with respect to their predictions regarding language acquisition and psycholinguistic plausibility. The nativism hypothesis, which assumes that humans posses genetically determined innate language-specific knowledge, is critically examined and alternative models of language acquisition are discussed. The second part then addresses controversial issues of current theory building such as the question of flat or binary branching structures being more appropriate, the question whether constructions should be treated on the phrasal or the lexical level, and the question whether abstract, non-visible entities should play a role in syntactic analyses. It is shown that the analyses suggested in the respective frameworks are often translatable into each other. The book closes with a chapter showing how properties common to all languages or to certain classes of languages can be captured
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Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
Dewey number
415.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
P158
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Textbooks in language sciences
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generative grammar
  • Government (Grammar)
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Linguistics
  • Computational linguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Germanic languages
Label
Grammatical theory : from transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches, Stefan Müller, (electronic book)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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103530
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unknown
Edition
Second revised and extended edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783961100743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
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remote
Label
Grammatical theory : from transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches, Stefan Müller, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
103530
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second revised and extended edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783961100743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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