The (w)hole of the doughnut

Syntax and its boundaries

ISBN 9789064391613 | EUR 68.00 | USD 102.00
ISBN 9789027271280 | EUR 68.00 | USD 102.00
From the author’s preface: "I once facetiously stated: 'Syntax is to semantics as the hole of the doughnut is to the whole of the doughnut.' Semantics without syntax, thus, is like a doughnut without a hole. This was in the heyday of generative semantics, and having heard that my major interest was syntax, someone was able, perhaps also facetiously, to respond: 'Does it exist?' Most of the papers collected here originated in those days and previously appeared in various linguistic journals and anthologies. The reader may note that the topics dealt with in these papers all have their roots in syntax, but in most cases relate to its boundary areas. The boundary areas are not restricted to semantics, but the above analogy of the doughnut might still apply to what syntax is to those boundary areas. Hence the title of the book."
[Studies in Generative Linguistic Analysis, 1]  1979.  ix, 256 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: E. Story-Scientia
Table of Contents
The categorical and the thetic judgment
The concept of subject in grammar and the idea of nominative in the Port-Royal grammar
Anton Marty and the transformational theory of grammar
Edmund Husserl, grammaire generate et raisonnee and Anton Marty
Attachment transformations
English relativization and certain related problems
Some remarks on English manner adverbials
Where epistemology, style and grammar meet: a case study from Japanese
Reflections on the foundations of narrative theory, from a linguistic point of view
Geach and Katz on presupposition
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  80512300 | Marc record