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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
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Dr Pius ten Hacken
French Department, University of Wales Swansea
p.ten-hacken@swan.ac.uk
http://www.swan.ac.uk/french/web-content/staff/p-ten-hacken.html
Date Posted: 21-Nov-2004
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
LL Issue: 15.3272
Posted: 21-Nov-2004

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