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Grammatical Theory: Its Limits and Its Possibilities Frederick J. Newmeyer

Grammatical Theory: Its Limits and Its Possibilities

Frederick J. Newmeyer

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ISBN : 9780226577197
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201 pages
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Newmeyer persuasively defends the controversial theory of transformational generative grammar. Grammatical Theory is for every linguist, philosopher, or psychologist who is skeptical of generative grammar and wants to learn more about it.NewmeyersMoreNewmeyer persuasively defends the controversial theory of transformational generative grammar. Grammatical Theory is for every linguist, philosopher, or psychologist who is skeptical of generative grammar and wants to learn more about it.Newmeyers formidable scholarship raises the level of debate on transformational generative grammar. He stresses the central importance of an autonomous formal grammar, discusses the limitations of discourse-based approaches to syntax, cites support for generativist theory in recent research, and clarifies misunderstood concepts associated with generative grammar.