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Subject: Case Grammar vs Transformational Grammar
Question: I heard that GTG by Noam Chomsky is already considered as an old
theory, and some people said that that theory is wrong. It makes me
think twice to use that theory for my thesis.

How about case grammar? Is it true that this theory is better that
Transformational grammar?

And where can I find the references via online, because that theory
is not really famous in my country and it is hard to find the
books.

Thank you.

Reply: If you do decide to try to get up to date with the current descendants of
Transformational Grammar, two other good textbooks are David Adger's "Core Syntax"
and Andrew Carnie's "Syntax: a generative introduction".

Reply From: Norvin Richards      click here to access email
 
Date: 11-Nov-2012
 
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Case Grammar vs Transformational Grammar    Herbert Frederic Stahlke     (10-Nov-2012)
  2. Re: Case Grammar vs Transformational Grammar    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (09-Nov-2012)
  3. Re: Case Grammar vs Transformational Grammar    Susan D Fischer     (11-Nov-2012)

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