|Title:||Re 15.3231 Deep Structure|
|Submitter:||Pius ten Hacken|
|Description:||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