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Query Subject:   Influence of Prague School
Author:   Frederick Newmeyer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
History of Linguistics

Query:   Much has been written about the influence of the pre- World War IIPrague School on generative phonology. I am interested in the extent to which Prague School conceptions have influenced North American andWestern European SYNTAX, both generative and nongenerative. For example, the use by generativists of distinctive features on morphological and syntactic elements presumably derives from Prague. Likewise, one would assume that Praguean work on functional sentence perspective has influenced current functional linguistics. Has anything been written about 'direct lines of transmission' between pre-war Praguean linguistics and the development of modern formal and functional linguistics? Do such direct lines of transmission exist?

I'll summarize.

Fritz Newmeyer
fjn@u.washington.edu
LL Issue: 10.96
Date posted: 21-Jan-1999



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