Essays about: "generative grammar"

Found 3 essays containing the words generative grammar.

  1. 1. A Case for Generative Linguistics in New Testament Exegesis : Surveying the Current Theoretical Landscape and Possible Applicability to Biblical Studies

    University essay from Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm/Avdelningen för religionsvetenskap och teologi

    Author : Per Kristiansson; [2022]
    Keywords : Koine Greek; biblical Greek; syntax; generative linguistics; generative grammar; functional grammar; dependency grammar; transformational grammar; lingual hallmark; modern linguistics; parsing; compilation; minimalist program; New Testament text;

    Abstract : This essay surveys the current theoretical landscape of modern linguistics, asking whethe generative and possibly transformational linguistics can be applied to syntactic analysis of New Testament texts written in Koine Greek to find lingual hallmarks in the form of personal usage of syntactic rules that uniquely identify the authors of the texts. The conclusion is that there seems to be evidence that an application of a minimalist approach could make the detection of such lingual hallmarks possible. READ MORE

  2. 2. Grammar "bores the crap out of me!": A mixed-method study on the XTYOFZ construction and its usage by ESL and ENL speakers

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Nok Chin Lydia Chan; [2021]
    Keywords : Construction Grammar; constructions; corpus linguistics; ESL; processing; priming; Jabberwocky sentences.;

    Abstract : Different from Generative Grammar which sees grammar as a formal system of how words are put together to form sentences, Construction Grammar suggests that grammar is more than just rules and surface forms; instead, grammar includes many form-and-meaning pairings which are called constructions. For years, Construction Grammarians have been investigating constructions with various approaches, including corpus-linguistics, pedagogical, second language acquisition and so on, yet there is still room for exploration. READ MORE

  3. 3. M.A. Thesis: Theoretical implications of schwa deletion in French

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Merle Horne; [1976]
    Keywords : e-muet; Latin; historical phonology; French; schwa; vowel reduction; sound change; variable rules; phonotactics; syncope; diachronic change; stress; natural rule; Old French; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The phonological status and behaviour of schwa ('e-caduc') constitues one of the most widely investigated topics in the synchronic study of French phonology. A considerable amount of research is directed towards the attempt to account for the phonetic level alternatin of schwa with zero in certain environments. READ MORE