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(linguistics) a type of grammar that describes syntax in terms of a set of logical rules that can generate all and only the infinite number of grammatical sentences in a language and assigns them all the correct structural description

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Linguistic facts: a study of the empirical scientific status of transformational generative grammars.
In your chapter on Noam Chomsky and generative grammar you characterize the understanding of linguistic universals by Chomsky and his followers as a "rush to universals" (p.
6) The term raising verb is used in the LFG literature following the tradition of transformational generative grammar.
He writes, for instance, that one's generative grammar is one's "theory of his language.
It is useful to see what Culicover & Jackendoff's (2005) Simpler Syntax program, a fully consistent alternative to orthodox Mainstream Generative Grammar (MGG), as they call it, has to say about the issue:
Reformulating the basic principle of generative grammar in order to switch it to speech, the task of the researcher could be to identify a system of internalized norms that occur in the course of the discursive exercise.
This is made into the basis of a generative grammar of metrical rhythm by Christopher Longuet-Higgins and C.
As a result of this evolution, a discussion has been set up between those who still see a theoretical dimension in the concept of "corpus linguistics" (Teubert, 2005; Tognini-Bonelli, 2001) and those who see it only as a methodological framework that is in principle compatible with any theoretical approach to the language, even with generative grammar (Meyer, 2002).
As a graduate of the 1974 class of Estonian philology at the University of Tartu she belongs to the generation of the generative grammar group (GGG).
Chomsky, 81, narrates his childhood attending Philadelphia's most elite Sephardic synagogue in a thoroughly cultural-Zionist milieu; explains how his revolutionary theory of generative grammar emerged from his study of Hebrew and Arabic; and offers his opinions on various facets of international affairs, including Israel's crimes and the United States's complicity in them.
What I remember best from this debate is that Professor Szwedek quite fiercely expressed his lack of interest in the type of syntactic analysis undertaken in Generative Grammar.
In reply to the second query, the author reviews the copious and sometimes scattered published research on Italian phonology from Pietro Bembo's (1470-1547) Prose della volgar lingua (1525) to Mario Saltarelli's groundbreaking theoretical work (A Phonology of Italian in a Generative Grammar, 1970, The Hague: Mouton) as well as the most recent scholarship on Italian phonology through 2007.
The major caveat arises in keeping with the tradition of generative grammar.
In the second part of the chapter, some different theories of language structure proposed by Richard Hudson and other linguists will be evaluated and compared with Chomsky's generative grammar.
As for the first of the three distinctions, for instance, both generative grammar and cognitive linguistics are on occasion guilty of trying to simultaneously describe and explain linguistic facts in terms of cognitive facts.