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TitleTrends in Soviet Theoretical Linguistics [electronic resource] / edited by F. Kiefer
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1973
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-2536-2
Descript XVI, 440 p. online resource

SUMMARY

o. Theoretical linguistics is a term not very often used in Soviet Linguistics. The terms 'structural linguistics', 'mathematical linguistics', 'applied linยญ guistics' (which, incidentally, has another meaning here than in other parts of the world) all may cover theoretical work in linguistics. In older days serious theoretical work was done under the heading 'machine translation'. Very often the need for a special term for theoretically oriented studies in linguistics does not even arise. Does this mean that there is no real theoretical linguistics in the Soviet Union? This would be, of course, a completely false conclusion. Some linยญ guists tend to identify theoretical linguistics with generative grammar. Though it might be true - and I am myself very much inclined to subscribe to this view - that generative grammar has been the most fruitful linguistic theory up to now, this does not justify, however, the above identification. Incidentally, as we shall see later on, generative grammar has not been left unnoticed in the Soviet Union either. There are different trends within theoยญ retical linguistics, one of which is generative grammar. While generative grammar (though one can worry about the content of this notion for many. internal and external reasons) seems to be the mean theoretical trend in the United States and in Western Europe, it represents only one of the main trends in Soviet linguistics


CONTENT

The Typology of Morphological and Lexical Causatives -- Towards a Linguistic โ{128}{152}Meaning?Textโ{128}{153} Model -- Passive Contructions. (Definition, Calculus, Typology, Meaning) -- Derivational Structure of the Russian Lexicon -- On Deep Situations and Sentence Patterns -- Presuppositions and the Ordering of Messages -- Some Remarks on Comparative and Superlative Sentences in Estonian -- On the Logical Analysis of Russian Quantifier Adjectives -- Synonymy and Synonyms -- An Attempt at the Formal Definition of Case and Gender of the Noun -- On Models for a Syntax with Explicitly Differentiated Elements (D-Syntax) -- The Genotype Language and Formal Semantics -- Valency-Junction-Emphasis Relations as a Language for Text Description -- Tentative Lexicographic Definitions for a Group of Russian Words Denoting Emotions -- Materials for an Explanatory Combinatory Dictionary of Modern Russian


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