Linguistics and Pseudo-Linguistics

ISBN 9789027235497 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027279057 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The doctrines of transformational-generative grammar (as promulgated in 1957, with frequent later emendations) have on occasion been criticised, sometimes severely. Such criticism have, however, appeared mostly in article-form, and mostly in relatively inaccessible places. Discussions in bookform have been rare. In this book, the criticism offered by Professor Hall over more than twenty years have been brought together. They cover the range of linguistic structure (phonology, morphosyntax, and semantics), general theory, and the history of linguistics. In these essays, the many short-comings of transformational-generative grammar are revealed by critical examination, with inevitably negative conclusions. The two final essays of the book deal with parallel aberrations in current literary theory, especially Derridian “radical skepticism concerning language” and “deconstruction”, as viewed from a linguistic stand-point.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 55]  1987.  vii, 147 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements
Fact and fiction in grammatical analysis
Some recent studies on Port-Royal and Vaugelas
Review of Saltarelli, A phonology of Italian in a generative grammar
“Underlying representation” and observable fact in phonology
Review of Hockett, State of the Art
Some critiques of Chomskyan theory
Review of Hagège, La grammaire générative
Can linguistics be a science ?
Review of Sampson, Liberty and language, and of Matthews, Generative grammar and linguistic competence
Review of Newmeyer, Linguistic theory in America
Review of Fietz, Funktionaler Strukturalismus
Deconstructing Derrida on language
Index of names and topics
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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