LINGUIST List 15.3318

Sat Nov 27 2004

Disc: Penultimate Posting: Deep Structure/Initial PP

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Message 1: Penultimate Posting: Deep Structure/Initial PP

Date: 26-Nov-2004
From: Philip Carr <univ-montp3.fr>
Subject: Penultimate Posting: Deep Structure/Initial PP


For previous messages in this discussion, see
     Linguist 15.3231 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3231.html)
     Linguist 15.3262 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3262.html)
     Linguist 15.3263 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3263.html)
     Linguist 15.3272 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3272.html)
     Linguist 15.3277 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3277.html
     Linguist 15.3303 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3303.html)
     Linguist 15.3309 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-3309.html
 
 
 
 Ahmad Lofti's points (Linguist 15.3303) are interesting. We see here an
 attempt to sustain a process-based interpretation of 'psychological
 realism', but defined in terms of parallelism, rather than sequential
 mental operations.
 
 But it's still a process-based approach, and I find it hard to see how
 that can fit with the idea that one is attempting to characterise
 (Chomskyan) mental *states* ('knowledge'), as opposed to *processes* ('use
 of knowledge').
 
 One might think that declarative frameworks would be better suited to
 characterising static mental states, rather than mental activities, but
 even with declarative approaches, one sees appeal (implicit or otherwise)
 to the idea of processes (such as structure-building).
 
 Philip Carr 
 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Syntax
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