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Sun Nov 21 2004

Disc: Re: Linguist 15.3231: Deep Structure/Initial PP

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Message 1: Re: Linguist 15.3231: Deep Structure/Initial PP

Date: 21-Nov-2004
From: Pius ten Hacken <P.Ten-Hackenswansea.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Linguist 15.3231: Deep Structure/Initial PP


Re: Linguist 15.3231 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3231.html)
 
 
 Two obvious remarks any Chomskyan linguist would make in this respect are:
 
 1. Phrase structure rules and transformations are meant to describe
 the grammatical competence of a speaker, not the processes of
 production or interpretation of linguistic performance.
 
 2. Since the early 1980s, individual rewrite rules such as S --> NP
 VP are no longer state-of-the-art.
 
 For this reason, the problems mentioned by John Harris do not really
 arise in Chomskyan linguistics.
 
 Pius ten Hacken
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 Dr Pius ten Hacken
 French Department, University of Wales Swansea
 p.ten-hackenswan.ac.uk
 http://www.swan.ac.uk/french/web-content/staff/p-ten-hacken.html
 
 
 
 
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