A Survey of Linguistic Theories

Statement of Responsibility:
Edmondson, Jerold A. and Donald A. Burquest
Edition:
Third Edition
Date:
1998
Publisher:
Summer Institute of Linguistics
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Extent:
xiii, 259 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Abbreviations and Symbols
Preface
Preface to the Third Edition

  1. Linguistic Theorizing
  2. 1.1 Of surveys and theories
    1.2 Scientific progress and the logic of research
    1.3 A brief history of the axiomatization of mathematics
    1.4 Chomsky’s definition of a grammar
    1.5 Linguistics: A natural science, a social science, or a human science?
    1.6 Verbal and nonverbal behavior, a unity?
    1.7 Formal versus functional models

  3. The Aspects Model
  4. 2.1 Worldview
    2.2 Ontological primitives
    2.3 Methodology
    2.4 The specific assumptions of the Aspects model
    2.5 The problem-solving capacity of GTG
    2.6 The AFFIX-HOPPING transformation
    2.7 The D -SUPPORT transformation
    2.8 Generative transformational theorizing

  5. Tagmemic
  6. 3.1 Introduction
    3.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
    3.3 The specific assumptions of the tagmemic model in Pike and Pike (1982)
    3.4 The specific assumptions of the tagmemic model of Longacre (1983)
    3.5 The problem-solving capacity of Tagmemics
    3.6 New developments
    3.7 Tagmemic theorizing

  7. Stratificational Linguistics
  8. 4.1 Introduction
    4.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
    4.3 The specific assumptions of Lamb’s Outline model (1966)
    4.4 Fleming’s Communcation Analysis (1988 and 1990)
    4.5 The problem-solving capacity of stratificational grammar
    4.6 Stratificational theorizing

  9. The Great GTG Schism
  10. 5.1 Introduction
    5.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview (EST, REST, P&P)
    5.3 General ontology, methodology, and worldview of generative semantics
    5.4 Specific developments in EST, REST, and P&P after 1970

  11. Lexical-Functional Grammar
  12. 6.1 Introduction
    6.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview of LFG
    6.3 The problem-solving capacity of LFG
    6.4 LFG Theorizing

  13. Montague Grammar and Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar
  14. 7.1 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
    7.2 Specific assumptions and problem-solving capacity of Montague Grammar
    7.3 Generalized phrase structure grammar
    7.4 Conjunction
    7.5 Dominance/linear precedence and language typologies
    7.6 GPSG theorizing

  15. Relational Grammar
  16. 8.1 Introduction to Relational Grammar (RG)
    8.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
    8.3 Problem solving in RG
    8.4 Mapping theory
    8.5 Relational grammar theorizing

  17. Functional Models of Grammar
  18. 9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Functional Typological Grammar
    9.3 Emergent Grammar
    9.4 The formative role of language in the social context
    9.5 The formative role of the sign user in language
    9.6 Functionalist theorizing

References
Index

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Entry Number:
2486