ERIC Number: ED021246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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English Transformational Grammar.
Jacobs, Roderick A.; Rosenbaum, Peter S.
The authors present for the undergraduate and graduate linguistics student a transformational approach to the study of English grammar. Their discussion begins with a description of the structure of sentences, outlined according to the transformational grammarian's framework of linguistic universals. This set of principles "makes possible the description and classification of man's intuitive knowledge of language." While discussion covers those transformational rules shared by all languages, emphasis is given to the transformational rules of the English language. Specifically included are discussions of structures, embedded sentences, and transformational rules of substitution, deletion, and adjunction. Each chapter concludes with a brief summary and set of exercises. An epilog by Paul M. Postal concludes the text. (AMM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, English, Grammar, Language Universals, Linguistic Theory, Textbooks, Transformational Generative Grammar
Blaisdell Publishing Co., Div. of Ginn and Co., Waltham, Mass. 02154
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