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TitleGenerative Grammar in Europe [electronic resource] / edited by F. Kiefer, N. Ruwet
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1973
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Descript VIII, 692 p. online resource


The present volume is intended to give an overall picture of research in proยญ gress in the field of generative grammar in various parts of Europe. The term 'generative grammar' must, however, be understood here rather broadly. What seemed to be an easily definable technical term several years ago is becoming more and more vague and imprecise. Research in generative gramยญ mar is carried on according to rather diversified methodological principles and being a generative grammarian is often more a matter of confession than any adherence to the common line of methodology which can be traced back to the conception of grammatical description initiated by Noam Chomsky. The direct or indirect influence of this conception is, however, clearly recogยญ nizable in most of the papers of this volume. The most difficult thing was, naturally enough, to select appropriate papers in the realm of semantics. Apart from the special trend in generative grammar referred to as 'generative semantics' (though here, too, we might ponder on what 'generative' really means) the term 'generative' is hardly employed in semantics. The search for semantic primes, the application of the methods of mathematical logic, the inquiry into the intricate relationships between syntax and semantics and the utilization of syntactic information in semantics are perhaps the most characยญ teristic traits of contemporary semantics. All of this, of course, is at no variance with the principles of generative grammar, on the contrary, most of it has been made possible through the achievements of generative grammar


The Ethic Dative in German -- Maximi Planudis in Memoriam -- Sets of Implications as the Interpretative Component of a Grammar -- Generative Grammar and European Linguistics -- ร{156}ber den Begriff und die Begrรผndung einer allgemeinen Sprachlehre. Einige Bemerkungen zum III. Abschnitt von J. S. Vaters Versuch einer allgemeinen Sprachlehre (1801) -- Some Underlying Structures in Swahili -- Two Cases of Exceptional Rule Ordering -- โ{128}{152}Nochโ{128}{153} and โ{128}{152}Schonโ{128}{153} and their Presuppositions -- French peu and un peu. A Semantic Study -- On Grammatical Reference -- On Presuppositions -- Reduction in Dutch Measure Phrase Sentences -- ร{156}ber einige Schwierigkeiten beim postulieren einer โ{128}{152}Textgrammatikโ{128}{153} -- On the Possessive Forms of the Hungarian Noun -- A Generative Account of the โ{128}{152}Category of Stateโ{128}{153} in Russian -- On the Semantic Treatment of Predicative Expressions -- Government Structure Types of the Verbs of Saying and Action Situations -- Some Problems Connected with the Translation of Relative Clauses into Predicate Calculus -- How to Deal with Syntactic Irregularities: Conditions on Transformations or Perceptual Strategies? -- Reflexive versus Nonreflexive Pronominalization in Modern Russian and other Slavic Languages. A Conflict Between Domains of Rule Application -- Zum Problem der grammatisch relevanten Identitรคt -- The Comparative -- Some Semantic Ambiguities Related to โ{128}{152}Tense Categoryโ{128}{153} -- Temporal Prepositions as Quantifiers -- In Search of a Semantic Model of Time and Space -- Vergleichssรคtze -- Die Flexion der Verben und das Ablautsystem

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