LINGUIST List 15.3272
Sun Nov 21 2004
Disc: Re: Linguist 15.3231: Deep Structure/Initial PP
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Re: Linguist 15.3231: Deep Structure/Initial PP
Message 1: Re: Linguist 15.3231: Deep Structure/Initial PP
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
Dr Pius ten Hacken
French Department, University of Wales Swansea
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Syntax
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