Grammatical Theory in the United States: From Bloomfield to Chomsky by P. H. MatthewsGrammatical Theory in the United States: From Bloomfield to Chomsky by P. H. Matthews

Grammatical Theory in the United States: From Bloomfield to Chomsky

byP. H. Matthews, Peter H. Matthews

Paperback | October 29, 1993

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This is a history of the spread and dominance of North American linguistic theory, concentrating on the influential ideas of Bloomfield and Chomsky. It gives an account of the development and continuity of three dominant ideas in linguistics: the study of formal relations can and should be separated from that of meaning; sentences are composed of linear configurations of morphemes; many aspects of grammar are determined genetically. This is an invaluable survey for all linguists wishing to trace the origins of their discipline.
Title:Grammatical Theory in the United States: From Bloomfield to ChomskyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:October 29, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521458471

ISBN - 13:9780521458474

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Table of Contents

Preface; Note on the text; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Bloomfield's morphology and its successors; 3. Distributional syntax; 4. Chomsky's philosophy of grammar; References; Index.