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Grammatical relations in universal grammar

Donald Frantz

Grammatical relations in universal grammar

by Donald Frantz

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Published by Summer Institute of Linguistics in Huntington Beach, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Relational grammar.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaf 72-73.

    StatementDonald G. Frantz.
    SeriesWork papers - Summer Institute of Linguistics ; v. 23, suppl.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP1 .S85b vol. 23, suppl., P158.6 .S85b vol. 23, suppl.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 76 leaves :
    Number of Pages76
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4129164M
    LC Control Number80106244

    In this long-awaited book—the first in a three-volume work—David M. Perlmutter has co-authored and edited ten essays that introduce relational grammar, a novel conception of sentence structure that offers far-reaching conclusions for universal grammar. The basic ideas of relational grammar can be simply stated. First, grammatical relations such as ’subject of,’ ’direct object of. Another contribution of chapter 2 to universal grammar is the attempt to define and propose a universal account of the semantic macrorole Actor. Actor has been proposed eIsewhere in the literature (e.g. in Schachter ()) for the macrorole needed, for example, to account for certain facts of reflexivization.

    The volume also contains a wealth of original work by leading figures in Universal Grammar such as Bernard Comrie on reference tracking systems, Bob Dixon on grammatical relations, Greville Corbett on gender systems, and John Hawkins on the explanation of Language Universals. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. Case, voice, and grammatical relations 8 DiVerent theoretical approaches to grammatical relations 14 Subject and direct object 14 Indirect object 16 Oblique and other syntactic functions 28 Semantic roles 38 Theories of grammar 42 2 Grammatical relations across languages 44 Grammatical relations and major.

    Universal and Particular Grammars The publication of Aspects of the Theory of Syntax () signifies the maturity of the new school; it makes the so-called Transformational Generative Grammar a well-established linguistic theory. In this second monumental book, all seminal ideas lingering. First, grammatical relations such as 'subject of,' 'direct object of,' and 'indirect object of,' are needed to characterize the class of grammatical constructions in the clausal syntax of natural languages, to formulate universals of grammar, and to construct adequate and .


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In this long-awaited book—the first in a three-volume work—David M. Perlmutter has co-authored and edited ten essays that introduce relational grammar, a novel conception of sentence structure that offers far-reaching conclusions for universal grammar. The basic ideas of relational grammar can be simply stated.

First, grammatical relations such as 'subject of,' 'direct object of,' and Reviews: 1. A framework for universal grammar is being developed primarily by Paul Postal, David Perlmutter, David Johnson and others, which has as its basic assumption that subject-of, direct object-of, and indirect object-of are universal grammatical relations.

The consistency (mentioned above) of. The volume also contains a wealth of original work by leading figures in Universal Grammar such as Bernard Comrie on reference tracking systems, Bob Dixon on grammatical relations, Greville Corbett on gender systems, and John Hawkins on the explanation of Language : Universal grammar, theory proposing that humans possess innate faculties related to the acquisition of language.

The definition of universal grammar has evolved considerably since first it was postulated and, moreover, since the s, when it became a specific object of modern linguistic research. The Psychological Validity of the Accessibility Hierarchy Grammatical relations in universal grammar book 2: Grammatical Relations 4.

Towards a Universal Definition of ‘Subject of’ 5. On Collapsing Grammatical Relations in Universal Grammar 6. Semantic Correlates of the Ergative / Absolutive Distinction Part 3: Relation-changing Rules in Universal Grammar 7. Some Universals of. Grammatical relations in universal grammar / Author: Donald G.

Frantz. --Publication info: Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Linguistics Club,   Universal grammar is the theoretical or hypothetical system of categories, operations, and principles shared by all human languages and considered to be innate.

Since the s, the term has often been capitalized. The term is also known as Universal Grammar Theory. Word Order Universals and Grammatical Relations Reference-Related and Role-Related Properties of Subjects Greenlandic Eskimo, Ergativity, and Relational Grammar.

Aspect is a grammatical category that expresses how an action, event, or state, denoted by a verb, extends over time. Perfective aspect is used in referring to an event conceived as bounded and unitary, without reference to any flow of time during ("I helped him").

Imperfective aspect is used for situations conceived as existing continuously or repetitively as time flows ("I was helping him. A great deal of the grammatical machinery in a language is devoted to this task, and Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar explores how different grammatical systems accomplish it.

This book is an important attempt to integrate the study of linguistic form with the study of language use and meaning.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Frantz, Donald. Grammatical relations in universal grammar. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Linguistics Club, Get this from a library.

Grammatical relations in Kinyarwanda and universal grammar. [Judith Olmsted Gary; Edward L Keenan; Indiana University Linguistics Club.]. Grammatical relations have always constituted a primary focus of attention in the study of language. book, and lunch, and verbs such as read, rent, and break.

The Universal Grammar is. Syntactic Categories and Grammatical Relations: The Cognitive Organization of Information William Croft University of Chicago Press, - Language Arts & Disciplines - pages. “Grammatical Relations and Explanation in Linguistics.” In Zaenen, Annie, ed., Subjects and Other Subjects: Proceedings of the Harvard Conference on the Representation of Grammatical Relations.

Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Linguistics Club. 1– Ambiguity Generative Grammar Grammatical Relations Innateness of Language Language Language Acquisition Linguistic Universal and Universal Grammar Linguistics Meaning Natural Language Pragmatics Psycholinguistics Reference, Theories of Relational Grammar Semantics Sense and Reference Sentence Processing Syntax.

grammatical relations are identified on a language-specific basis. Because they are grammatical categories, they must have grammatical definitions. These vary from one language to the next. Therefore there are no universal definitions of grammatical relations, though there are some tendencies.

The definitions we give here will apply only to. A great deal of the grammatical machinery in a language is devoted to the speaker's ability to signal the temporal relations between different events and different people making it clear who is being talked about.

Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar explores how different grammatical systems accomplish s: 1. LANGUAGE TRANSFER AND UNIVERSAL GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS. Susan Gas. Grammatical theory and L2 acquisition: a brief overview, Interlanguage studies bulletin Nativism without Universal Grammar, The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition, /, (), ().

Wiley Online Library. Universal grammar (UG), in modern linguistics, is the theory of the genetic component of the language faculty, usually credited to Noam basic postulate of UG is that a certain set of structural rules are innate to humans, independent of sensory more linguistic stimuli received in the course of psychological development, children then adopt specific syntactic rules.

In traditional grammar. The grammatical relations are exemplified in traditional grammar by the notions of subject, direct object, and indirect object. Fred gave Susan the book. The subject Fred performs or is the source of the action.

The direct object the book is acted upon by the subject, and the indirect object Susan receives the direct object or otherwise benefits from the action.The syntactic roles (grammatical relations) of subject and object are semantically irregular but their syntactic behavior is claimed to be syntactically unified, thereby justifying the existence of formal syntactic roles independent of meaning.

Subject and object are certainly polysemous categories semantically, but syntactically they are no simpler. Ergativity shows that syntactic roles can.It includes two seminal ‘foundation’ articles, Noun Phrase Accessibility and Universal Grammar (with Bernard Comrie) and Towards a Universal Definition of ‘Subject of’.

Most of the other articles have appeared in a variety of relatively inaccessible places, and so this book brings together for the first time a large body of work.