Constituent Structure: A Study of Contemporary Models of Syntactic Description 0877501203, 9780877501206

A survey of theories of constituent structure in linguistic syntax circa the early to mid 1960s

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Constituent Structure: A Study of Contemporary Models of Syntactic Description
 0877501203, 9780877501206

Table of contents :
1. Background
I. Introduction
II. Grammatical Descriptions and Grammatical Theory
A. Requirements for Particular Grammatical Descriptions
B. Requirements for General Linguistic Theory
2. Phrase Markers
3. Rewriting Systems
4. Some Proposed Models of Grammatical Description
I. Remarks
II. Bloch's Japanese Syntax
III. Wells' Immediate Constituent Approach
IV. HJarris' Morpheme Class Substitution System
V. Hockett's Item and Arrangement System
VI. Lamb's Stratificational Syntax
VII. Tagmemics
VIII. Agreement, Variables, and PSG Rules
IX. Tagmemics: Conclusions
X. Hockett's Constructional Grammar
XI. String Analysis
5. Discontinuities, Rewrite Rules, and P-markers
6. Other Systems
7. The Inadequacies of PSG
8. Conclusion
I. Substantive Conclusions
II. Methodological Conclusions
9. Notes
10. Appendix: Halliday's Categories of the Theory of Grammar
11. Bibliography

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