The Modular Architecture of Grammar (Cambridge Studies in by Jerrold M. Sadock

By Jerrold M. Sadock

Modular grammar postulates a number of self reliant generative platforms interacting with each other instead of the existing conception of transformational grammar the place there's a unmarried generative part - the syntax - from which different representations are derived. during this e-book Jerrold Sadock develops his influential conception of grammar, formalizing numerous generative modules that independently symbolize the degrees of syntax, semantics, function constitution, morphology and linear order, in addition to an interface process that connects them. Multi-modular grammar presents less complicated, extra intuitive analyses of grammatical phenomena and allows higher empirical assurance than winning kinds of grammar. The publication illustrates this with a wide-ranging research of English grammatical phenomena, together with elevating, keep watch over, passive, inversion, do-support, auxiliary verbs and ellipsis. The modules are easy adequate to be solid as word constitution grammars and are provided in adequate element to make descriptions of grammatical phenomena extra particular than the approximate debts provided in different studies.

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