The Transformational-Generative Paradigm and Modern Linguistic Theory

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This volume reflects the fact that the possibilities in theory construction allow for a much wider spectrum than students of linguistics have perhaps been led to believe. It consists of articles by scholars of differing generations and widely varying academic persuasions: some have received their initiation to the trade within the framework of transformational-generative grammar, some in one or the other structuralist mould, yet others in the philology and linguistics of particular languages and language families. They all share, however, some doubts concerning characteristic attitudes and procedures of present-day ‘mainstream linguistics’. All want, not a uniformity of ideological stance, but a union of individualists working towards the advancement of theory and empirical accountability.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 1]  1975.  viii, 462 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
I. Syntax and semantics
Meaning and form: Some fallacies of asemantic grammar
Dwight Bolinger
3
Stratificational solutions to unbridgeable gaps in transformational-generative grammar
Adam Makkai
37
Non-uniqueness in the treatment of the separability of semantics and syntax in compound expressions
Fred C.C. Peng
87
II. Phonology and morphology
How generative is phonology? (On listing phonological surface forms in the lexicon)
Hsin-I Hsieh
109
Rule application in the pre-generative American phonology
Michael Kenstowicz
145
Prolegomena to “Prolegomena to a theory of word-formation”: A reply to Morris Halle
Leonhard Lipka
175
On the nature of morphophonemic alternation
Royal Skousen
185
The psychological validity of Chomsky and Halle’s vowel shift rule
Danny D. Steinberg and Robert K. Krohn
233
III. Linguistic theory and the philosophy of language
Generalization, abduction, evolution, and laguage
Raimo Anttila
263
What is a generative grammar
Bruce L. Derwing and Peter R. Harris
297
On the inadequacy of the tree as a formal concept in linguistic analyses
Edward R. Maxwell
315
Language acquisition and common sense
Walburga von Raffler-Engel
321
On the nature of language and mind
Uhlan V. Slagle
329
IV. Epistemology and history linguistics
Epistemological dilemmas and the transformational-generative paradigm
Lyle Campbell
351
Pre-war Prague School and post-war American anthropological linguistics
Dell H. Hymes
359
Transformational grammar and the philosophy of science
Esa Itkonen
381
Bibliographical
447
Index of names
457
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  75317669